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

Major General Alexander Webb

 
 
Major General Alexander Webb Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Major General Alexander Webb Monument
On the right side of the monument is the trefoil symbol of Second Corps.
Inscription.
Alexander Stewart Webb
Brevet Major General U.S. Army
1835 - 1911

Commanded 69th, 71st, 72nd, and 106th
Pennsylvania Infantry (Philadelphia
Brigade) which resisted Longstreet's
Assault - July 3, 1863

Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1851, Brevet Second Lieutenant Forth U.S. Artillery July 1, 1855, Second Lieutenant Second Artillery Oct. 20, 1855, First Lieutenant April 26, 1861, Captain Eleventh Infantry May 14, 1861, Lieut.-Colonel Forty-Fourth Infantry July 28, 1866, Fifth Infantry March 15, 1869, Honorably discharged at his own request Dec. 5, 1870.

Major First Rhode Island Light Artillery Sept. 14, 1861, Lieut-Colonel Asst. Inspector General by assignment, Aug. 20, 1862 to June 28, 1863.

Brig.-General U.S.V. June 23, 1863, Honorably mustered out of volunteer service Jan. 15, 1866.

In command of 2nd Division, 2nd Corps in the Rapidan Campaign, and 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps in the Wilderness. Severely wounded at Spotsylvania May 12, 1864. Chief of Staff, Army of Potomac Jan 11, 1865 to June 28, 1865. Asst. Inspector General, Division of the Atlantic July 1, 1865 to Feb. 21, 1866.

Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor "for distinguished personal gallantry at the battle of Gettysburg" where he was wounded.

Brevetted Major, U.S.A. July 3, 1863, "for gallant
Front Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front Plaque
and meritorious services at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa." Lieut.-Colonel Oct. 11, 1863 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Bristoe Station, Va." Colonel May 13, 1864, "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Spotsylvania, Va." Brig.-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign terminating with the surrender of the insurgent army under General R.E. Lee." Major-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services during the war."

Brevetted Major-General U.S.V. Aug. 1, 1864 "For gallant and distinguished conduct at the battles of Gettysburg, Pa., Bristoe Station, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania, Va."
 
Erected 1915 by State of New York.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.777′ N, 77° 14.122′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge 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. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); First Pennsylvania Cavalry
State Seal on Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. State Seal on Back of Monument
(a few steps from this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (a few steps from this marker); The High Water Mark (a few steps from this marker); Pickett's Charge (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Maine Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - South and West (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Reports of Brig. Gen. Alexander S. Webb. Praising his brigade Webb wrote:
I feel that the general commanding has had abundant proof that as a brigade the Second can be relied upon for the performance of any duty which may be required of it. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Statue of General Webb Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Statue of General Webb
Major General Alexander Webb Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Major General Alexander Webb Monument
The monument is flanked by Webb's Brigade tablet (left) and the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument (right).
Major General Alexander Webb Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
6. Major General Alexander Webb Marker
August evening at dusk.
Major General Alexander Webb image, Click for more information
7. Major General Alexander Webb
During the cannonade preceding Longstreet's July 3 assault, Webb walked along his line leisurely smoking a cigar, encouraging his men.

(Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 1004, Call Number: LC-B813- 1933 A[P&P])
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Major General Alexander Webb Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2001
8. Major General Alexander Webb Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,259 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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