The marker for the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on South Confederate Avenue. (South Confederate Avenue tour map) It was erected on March 1,1904. It is the only marker to a Confederate infantry regiment put up during the administration of the park by the War Department.
At about the same time the War Department was creating markers for brigade and division headquarters and Confederate artillery batteries they attempted to create markers for Confederate infantry regiments. They met resistance from the Confederate veterans groups. This was the only Confederate regimental marker that was created. It was funded by a former member of the regiment.
The 4th Alabama Infantry was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence H. Scruggs.
From the marker to the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment
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.
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Location of the marker for the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg
The marker for the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on the west side of South Confederate Avenue. It is about 500 yards south of Emmitsburg Road. South Confederate Avenue is is one way southbound at this point. (39°47’14.1″N 77°15’14.8″W)