Ewell’s Corps Tablet

Ewell’s Corps is honored by a monument and an iron tablet.

ewell's corps Gettysburg May 2009

Location: West Confederate Avenue, south of Chambersburg Pike.

Description: Cast iron tablet with raised inscription painted in contrasting color and mounted on fluted cast iron post. 4’4″ high. Tablet 3.8 x 3.4 feet; inscription narrates events associated with Divisions during Battle. Cast by C. Gilbert.

Inscription:

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
EWELL’S CORPS
RODES’ EARLY’S AND JOHNSON’S DIVISIONS

July 4. Having withdrawn under orders from its previous positions the Corps formed line about daybreak on this ridge with its right a short distance south of the Hagerstown Road its left near the Mummasburg Road and its center near here. Rodes was on the right Johnson on the left and Early on a supporting line in their rear. The breastworks of stone here and the old earthworks beyond the railroad are remains of defenses then thrown up and indicate the position of the front line.

July 5. The three divisions left here at different hours but all were on the march to Hagerstown early in the morning of this day.

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