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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alexander Hays

 
 
Alexander Hays Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Alexander Hays Monument
Hays commanded the Third Division, II Corps at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Inscription. Cadet U.S. Military Academy July 1, 1840. Brevet Second Lieutenant 4th U.S. Infantry July 1, 1844. Second Lieutenant 8th Infantry June 18, 1846. Resigned April 12, 1848.

Captain 16th U.S. Infantry May 14, 1861.

Major 12th Pennsylvania Infantry April 25, 1861. Honorably mustered out August 5, 1861. Colonel 63d Pennsylvania Infantry Oct. 9, 1861. Brig. General U.S. Volunteers Sept. 29, 1862.

Brevetted First Lieutenant U.S. Army May 9, 1846 "For gallant conduct in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Texas." Major June 30, 1862 "For gallant and meritorious service in the Battles of Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, and Glendale, Va." Lieut. Colonel July 1, 1862 "For gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va." Colonel July 2, 1863 "For gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa." Brevetted Major General U.S. Volunteers May 5, 1864 "For gallant and distinguished conduct at the Battles of the Peninsula, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness."

Born July 8, 1819 at Franklin, Pa.

Killed May 5, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.
 
Erected 1915 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 49.009′ N, 77° 14.072′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg
Close up of the Plaque on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Close up of the Plaque on Front of Monument
, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, near Ziegler's Grove in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 126th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Ziegler's Grove Virtual Tour by Markers
 
Also see . . .
1. Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Hays Mortuary Monument. A monument on the Wilderness Battlefield where Hays was mortally
State Seal on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. State Seal on Back of Monument
wounded. (Submitted on December 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Short Biographical Sketch of General Hays. Hays Division defended the point attacked by Longstreet's July 3 assault. During the repulse of the assault, Hays spent much time exposed to fire, encouraging his men. (Submitted on December 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Hays Monument at North End of Ziegler's Grove image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. The Hays Monument at North End of Ziegler's Grove
Alexander Hays Statue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 1997
5. Alexander Hays Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,006 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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