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

Culp's Hill

"The barb of the hook"

 
 
Culp's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Culp's Hill Marker
Inscription.  The hill to your front was occupied late on July 1 by Federal troops as they pulled back into defensive positions. The next evening most of these troops were sent to repel attacks along Cemetery Ridge. Returning that night, they found their earthworks occupied by Confederates. At dawn they attacked the interlopers with a tremendous barrage of musketry and by noon had driven them out of the works and across Rock Creek, to your left. The "fishhook" Union line was intact again.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 49.553′ N, 77° 13.439′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on East Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Middle School, in the Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hoke's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gordon's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hays's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Early's Division
Culp's Hill Wayside on East Confederate Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Culp's Hill Wayside on East Confederate Avenue
(approx. ¼ mile away); 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry Regiments (approx. 0.3 miles away); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jones's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); 7th West Virginia Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a map of the respective army positions. On the lower right is a Sketch of action on Culp's Hill, by Edwin Forbes.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. East Confederate Avenue Markers and Monuments.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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