Confederate Headquarters Markers

The monument to the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia is north of Mummasburg Road by the Peace Memorial (North Confederate Avenue tour map). A position tablet is on Seminary Avenue (Seminary Avenue tour map), and a headquarters marker is on the east side of Gettysburg on Hanover Road.

Monument to Ewell's 2nd Corps of the Army of northern virginia at Gettysburg

Monument to Ewell’s 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

 From the monument to the 2nd Corps

Army of Northern Virginia
Second Army Corps
Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell

Early’s Division Major General Jubal A. Early
Johnson’s Division Major General Edward Johnson
Rodes’s Division Major General R. E. Rodes
Artillery Reserve Eight Batteries
Colonel J. Thompson

July 1.The Corps occupied the left of the Confederate line and reached the field in the following order Rodes’s Division by Newville Road about noon and deploying along Oak Ridge soon became engaged Early’s Division on the Harrisburg Road about 1 P. M. and united with Rodes’s left in an attack on the First and Eleventh Corps Union troops and drove them through the town to Cemetery Ridge. Johnson’s Division reached the field about night and not engaged late in the night moved along the railroad and took position on the left of Corps and northeast of town.

July 2. In the early morning Johnson’s Division was ordered to take possession of a wooded hill on the left. Skirmishers were advanced and a desultory fire kept up until 4 P. M. when the artillery from Benner’s Hill opened the firing continued for two hours. The batteries were withdrawn much crippled. The Division about dusk was advanced to the assault in connection with Early’s Division on the right the battle continuing until after dark. A partial success was made by a portion of each division but not being supported on the right was withdrawn to the former positions.

July 3. Early in the morning an attack was made by Johnson’s Division having been reinforced by three brigades from the Corps two other assaults were made but failed. Early’s Division was withdrawn and occupied its former position in the town and not engaged. At night the Corps fell back to the range of hills west of the town.

July 4. The Corps took up line of march during the night.

Casualties Killed 809 Wounded 3823 Missing 1305 Total 5937

Location of the 2nd Corps monument

The monument to the Confederate 2nd Corps is northwest of Gettysburg on the corner of Mummasburg Road and Confederate Avenue, the entrance to the Eternal Light Peace Memorial. (39°50’51.8″N 77°14’43.2″W)

Tablet on Seminary Avenue

Marker to Ewell's 2nd Corps of the Army of northern virginia at Gettysburg

From the Seminary Avenue tablet

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.

Location of the tablet on Seminary Ridge

The tablet is on the west side of Seminary Ridge Avenue about 200 feet south of Chambersburg Road. (39°50’02.4″N 77°14’41.7″W)

2nd Corps Headquarters Marker

Headquarters marker for Ewell's 2nd corps at Gettysburg

Headquarters marker for Ewell’s 2nd Corps at Gettysburg

 From the 2nd Corps Headquarters marker on Hanover Road:


Army of Northern Virginia
Lieut. General
2nd Corps Headquarters
Richard S. Ewell
Major Genl. Jubal A. Early
Major Genl. Edward Johnson
Major Genl. R.E. Rodes
July 1,2,3,4,5, 1863

Location of the 2nd Corps Headquarters Marker

The Confederate 2nd Corps Headquarters Marker is on the east edge of Gettysburg on the northeast corner of Hanover Street and 6th Street. (39°49’52.1″N 77°13’10.7″W)

About Richard Ewell

Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell (West Point Class of 1840) commanded the corps at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was a career Army officer who had been born in the District of Columbia and raised in Virginia. Ewell took over the Second Corps after the death of “Stonewall” Jackson in May.

Confederate Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell

Confederate Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell