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Lieut. General Richard S. Ewell

2nd Corps Headquarters

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Lieut. General Richard S. Ewell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2007
1. Lieut. General Richard S. Ewell Marker
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
2nd Corps Headquarters
Lieut. General
Richard S. Ewell
———
Divisions
Major Genl. Jubal A. Early
Major Genl. Edward Johnson
Major Genl. R.E. Rodes
July 1,2,3,4,5, 1863

 
Erected 1920 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.867′ N, 77° 13.178′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Road (State Highway 116) and 6th Street on Hanover Road. Touch for map. Located 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. Manor of Maske (approx. 0.3 miles away); Graham's Battery - Dance's Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milledge's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nelson's Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brown's Battery - Latimer's Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kirkpatrick's Battery - Nelson's Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hoke's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gordon's Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker.
Lieut. General Ewell Headquarters Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Lieut. General Ewell Headquarters Monument
Monument has a Confederate 12 Pounder Napoleon embedded breech down.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of General Ewell. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Ewell's Gettysburg Campaign Repot. From the Official Records. Perhaps one of the portions most analyzed by historians, referencing Ewell's decision not to press the attack on Cemtery Hill on the first day of battle: On entering the town, I received a message from the commanding general to attack this hill, if I could do so to advantage. I could not bring artillery to bear on it, and all the troops with me were jaded by twelve hours' marching and fighting, and I was notified that General Johnson's division (the only one of my corps that had not been engaged) was close to the town. Cemetery Hill was not assailable from the town, and I determined, with Johnson's division, to take possession of a wooded hill to my left, on a line with and commanding Cemetery Hill. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lieut. General Ewell Headquarters Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Lieut. General Ewell Headquarters Monument
The cannon is a 12-pdr Confederate Napoleon, manufactured in Columbus, Georgia in 1863.
Area of Ewell's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Area of Ewell's Headquarters
Note the monument on the right side.
Lieut. General Richard S. Ewell image. Click for full size.
5. Lieut. General Richard S. Ewell
General Ewell had been a division commander under General Thomas Jackson. After Jackson's death after the battle of Chancellorsville, Ewell was promoted to command a corps in the reorganized Army of Northern Virginia. [From the Library of Congress Collection]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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