Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Army Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Second Army Corps
Rodes's Division Maj. Gen. R.E. Rodes
Daniel's Brigade Brig. Gen. Junius Daniel
Doles's Brigade Brig. Gen. George Doles
Iverson's Brigade Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson
Ramseur's Brigade Brig. Gen. S.D. Ramseur
O'Neal's Brigade Col. E.A. O'Neal
Artillery Battalion Four Batteries Lieut. Col. Thomas H. Carter
July 1. Rodes's Division advancing by the Newville Road occupied Oak Ridge about noon. The line formed and advanced in the following order. Doles's Brigade deployed in the Valley north of Town and left of Division and was opposed by troops of the Eleventh Corps. O'Neal's and Iverson's Brigades advanced on Ridge and meeting a portion of First Union Corps were driven back with heavy loss. Daniel's Brigade was ordered to the support of Iverson but became separated by a change of direction. Moved to the Railroad on the right where Heth's Division was engaged. Ramseur held in reserve. After a severe conflict the Union troops retired.
July 2. The Division occupied ground near and west of town and was not engaged.
July 3. The Brigades
July 4. The Division took up the line of march during the night.
Casualties killed 421 wounded 1728 missing 704. Total 2853.
Erected 1909 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 50.901′ N, 77° 14.59′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on North Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located on Oak Hill, near the Eternal Light Peace Memorial (Stop 2 of the driving tour) in 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. General Rodes Attacks (a few steps from this marker); Eternal Peace Light Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Eternal Peace Light (within shouting distance of this marker); The Orange Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Iverson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel's BrigadeCarter's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardaway Alabama Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Maj. Gen. R. E. Rodes. Gen. Rodes closed his report by calling attention to the performance of his men... and their lack of shoes:
In concluding what I have to say about this campaign, I beg leave to call attention to the heroes of it; the men who day by day sacrificed self on the altar of freedom; those barefooted North Carolinians, Georgians, and Alabamians, who, with bloody and swollen feet, kept to their ranks day after day for weeks. When the division reached Darkesville, nearly one-half of the men and many officers were barefooted, and fully one-fourth had been so since we crossed the Blue Ridge. These poor fellows had kept up with the column and in ranks during the most rapid march of this war, considering its length, over that worst of roads for footmen, the turnpike, and during the hottest days of summer. These are the heroes of the campaign. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 940 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 21, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.