There are actually a few different ways to approach Culp’s Hill, one of which is by East Confederate Avenue, which begins near the Culp farm and can be reached from Middle Street. Taking this road allowed me to retrace the footsteps of Gen. “Maryland” Steuart’s Brigade, consisting of the 1ST Maryland Battalion, the 10TH Virginia, 23RD Virginia, 37TH Virginia, 1ST North Carolina, and 3RD North Carolina. You’ll notice that to the right of the marker is a path which wends its way down to Rock Creek and the 28TH Pennsylvania monument . . .
. . . which is seen here in the distance. You can’t see Rock Creek from this angle, but it’s there, believe me. As you can see, spring is an amazing time to visit, with abundant greenery and sprigs of redbuds to light up the scene. This path isn’t very well worn but provides an opportunity to follow Steuart’s Brigade’s path across Rock Creek and past the 28TH Pennsylvania, whose skirmishers harassed them the entire time.
PVT. FRANKLIN M. MCGEE
Co. I, 32ND North Carolina Infantry
Born June 13, 1834 --- July 10/11, 1863 at age 29
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