About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? March 1904.
What is it made out of? Granite and bronze.
Who made it? Erected by the War Department.
What does it depict? Located on the line occupied by the 4th Alabama Infantry prior to its involvement in battle on July 2, 1863 and to which it returned on the night of July 3, 1863. Was the only confederate regimental marker erected during the administration of the U.S. War Department (the First/Second Maryland monument was erected during the GBMA period.) This bronze tablet on a bronze pipe post was the only Confederate regimental marker erected during the administration of the U.S. War Department. It is located on Section 5, Confederate Avenue and was privately funded by a former member of the regiment.
How is it inscribed? Monument reads,
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Hood’s Division
Fourth Alabama Infantry
July 2 Left New Guilford 25 miles distant at 3 a.m. arrived here and formed line about 4 p.m. and under fire from Smith’s Union Battery on rocky ridge and the sharpshooters in Plum Run Valley. Advanced at once against the Union position on Little Round Top. The regiment encountered the 83d Penna. and right wing of the 20th Maine. The conflict lasted until night-fall.
July 3 Occupied breastwork on western slope of Round Top with firing on skirmish line. At 5 p.m. intercepted near the Slyder House and aided in repulsing the Union cavalry under Brig.-Gen. Farnsworth and pursued it into the forest south of the valley. About 11 p.m. the regiment under orders resumed position near here and lay inactive the next day and night.
July 5 About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown.
Present officers and men about 275. Killed and wounded 87.
When was this photograph taken? February 7, 2009.
Where is it located? Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325. Located on South Confederate Avenue, near Alabama 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: Lieut. Col. Lawrence H. Scruggs
Number Engaged: 275.
Casualties: 87 killed and wounded.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Col. L. H. Scruggs (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Conecuh, Dallas, Jackson, Lauderdale, Macon, Madison, Marengo, and Perry counties.
Longstreet’s Corps, ANV at Gettysburg
LONGSTREET’S CORPS – Hood’s Division – Anderson’s Brigade – Benning’s Brigade – Law’s Brigade – Robertson’s Brigade – Henry’s Battalion – McLaws’ Division – Barksdale’s Brigade – Kershaw’s Brigade – Semmes’ Brigade – Wofford’s Brigade – Cabell’s Battalion – Pickett’s Division – Armistead’s Brigade – Garnett’s Brigade – Kemper’s Brigade – Dearing’s Battalion – Artillery Reserve – Alexander’s Battalion – Eshelman’s Battalion
Alabama at Gettysburg
INFANTRY – 3rd Infantry – 4th Infantry – 5th Infantry – 5th Battalion – 6th Infantry – 8th Infantry – 9th Infantry – 10th Infantry – 11th Infantry – 12th Infantry – 13th Infantry – 14th Infantry – 15th Infantry – 26th Infantry – 44th Infantry – 47th Infantry – 48th Infantry :: ARTILLERY – Jeff Davis – Hardaway