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Friday, September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014

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.


Co. I, 32ND North Carolina Infantry

Born June 13, 1834 --- July 10/11, 1863 at age 29

Pvt. McGee enlisted in October 1862. He was the husband of Matilda and father of Fannie (born 1858), Jessie (a boy, born 1861), and Matilda (born 1863). Having been mortally wounded at Gettysburg, Pvt. McGee was later buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina. (His gravestone lists his birth year as 1841).

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