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

O'Neal's Brigade

Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps


—Army of Northern Virginia —

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By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. O'Neal's Brigade Tablet
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Rodes's Division
O'Neal's Brigade

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of the Hill gaining there a position near the Union works and holding it under a terrific fire for three hours until withdrawn by Gen.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.
Location. 39° 49.176′ N, 77° 13.007′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on East Confederate Avenue, on the left
O'Neal's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. O'Neal's Brigade Tablet
when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the road up to Culp's Hill, Stop 13 on the driving tour of 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. 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); 150th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 66th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Regiment Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 102 & 78th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. O'Neal's Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 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.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
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