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Culp's Hill Rehabilitation

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2021
1. Culp's Hill Rehabilitation Marker
Inscription.  "There is ... no place on the Gettysburg battlefield which presents such strong attractions as Culp's Hill. It is natural that the visitor would wish to see some tangible evidence of the battle. Many portions of the field have since been cultivated, and little remains to distinguish them from other and contiguous grounds. But here there is no mistaking the fact that some great and unusual event has occurred." - John Bachelder in Gettysburg: What to see and How to See It, 1873

The three-day Battle of Gettysburg transformed Culp's Hill. Evidence of its violent history still mark the landscape today. The breastworks, monuments, and memorials the veterans left behind are tangible links to the past. The remnant breastworks seen today do not resemble their wartime appearence but are instead 1880s reconstructions built on the original breastworks. The original alignment was retained as a permanent monument to the Union soldier's heroic labors and valor as they defended Culp's Hill.

We ask for your help in preserving these fragile resources. Please do not walk, climb upon, or otherwise disturb these remnant breastworks. Trails have
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 23, 2021
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been established to allow access near the remnant breastworks without damaging them. Please stay on the trails and off the remnant breastworks. Encourage others to do the same. We are all stewards of this park. Thank you for helping us preserve this extraordinary place for future generations.

Assistants of Mathew Brady pose on a rock next to the Culp's Hill breastworks in July 1863. Help us maintain these remnant breastworks. Please stay on the trail and off the breastworks and monuments.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.197′ N, 77° 13.206′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Culp's Hill Road, on the right. Marker is at the summit of Culp's Hill a few steps from the George Sears Greene monument. 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. The Deadened Woods (here, next to this marker); Independent Battery E (a few steps from this marker); George Sears Greene (a few steps from this marker); Defense of Culp's Hill (a few steps from this marker); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - North and West
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - South and West (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2021, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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