Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Rodes's Division
3rd. 5th. 6th. 12th. 26th. Alabama Infantry
July 3 After taking part in the battles of the First and Second Days elsewhere on the field the Brigades leaving the 5th Regiment on guard marched at 2 a.m. from its position in town to Culp's Hill to reinforce Johnson's Division. Arrived at daybreak and was soon under fire but not actively engaged until 8 a.m. when it advanced against the breastworks on the eastern slope of the main summit of the Hill gaining there a position near the Union works and holding it under a terrific fire for three hours until withdrawn by Gen. Johnson with his entire line to the base of the Hill near the Creek. From thence it moved during the night to Seminary Ridge west of the town and rejoined Rodes's Division.
July 4 Occupied Seminary Ridge. Late at night began the march to Hagerstown.
Present 1650. Killed 73, wounded 430, missing 193. Total 696.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1400.
Location. 39° 49.176′ N, 77° 13.007′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on East Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located on the road up to Culp's Hill, Stop 13 on the driving tour of 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. Daniel's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson's Division (about 300 feet away); Forty-Third North Carolina Regiment (about 500 feet away); Nicholls's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Fight for the Summit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shelter From Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); 150th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 66th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. O'Neal's Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Col. E. A. O'Neal. Col. O'Neal summarized the Brigade's July 3 actions:
The attack was made with great spirit by the Sixth, Twelfth, Twenty-sixth, and Third Alabama Regiments, under their respective commanders, Captain Bowie, Colonel Pickens, Lieutenant-Colonel Goodgame, and Colonel Battle. The brigade moved forward in fine style, under a terrific fire of grape and small-arms, and gained a hill near the enemy's works, which it held for three hours, exposed to a murderous fire. (Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.