Rodes’ Division served as a member of Ewell’s Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1907.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Rough hewn granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? Dimensions: 4.2 feet x 2.0 feet, with an overall height of 7.0 feet.
Who made it? Designed by E.B. Cope and erected by the U.S. War Department.
What does it depict? Monument is a rock-faced granite monolith with polished face on which is affixed a bronze narrative tablet.
What does it honor? One of ten Confederate division monuments that describe the movements and itenirary of each division of the Army of Northern Virginia. The locations of the markers indicate the general location of the battle lines of the various Confederate divisions during the battle. Marks the command position of Rodes’ Division during Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? The monument reads,
C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
SECOND ARMY CORPS
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
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. Dole’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 of Daniel and O’Neal were ordered to report to Gen. E. Johnson on the left early in the morning and joined in the attack on Culp’s Hill. The remainder of the Division held the position of day before and at night retired to Seminary Ridge.
July 4. The Division took up the line of march during the night.
Casualties Killed 421 Wounded 1728 Missing 704 Total 2853
When was this photograph taken? June 4, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located North of North Confederate Avenue, next to Peace Light Memorial.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Maj. Gen. Robert Emmett Rodes (March 29, 1829 – September 19, 1864) was a railroad civil engineer and a promising young Confederate general in the American Civil War, killed in battle in the Shenandoah Valley. More about this officer.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. Gen. R. E. Rodes (will open a pop up window).
Ewell’s Corps, ANV at Gettysburg
EWELL’S CORPS – Early’s Division – Gordon’s Brigade – Hays’ Brigade – Hoke’s Brigade – Smith’s Brigade – Jones’ Battalion – Johnson’s Division – Jones’ Brigade – Nicholls’ Brigade – Steuart’s Brigade – Walker’s Brigade – Latimer’s Battalion – Rodes’ Division – Daniel’s Brigade – Doles’ Brigade – Iverson’s Brigade – O’Neal’s Brigade – Ramseur’s Brigade – Carter’s Battalion – Artillery Reserve – Dance’s Battalion – Nelson’s Battalion