Cumberland Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Taylor's Battery - Alexander's Battalion
Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Alexander's Battalion Taylor's Battery
July 2 Took position here 4 p.m. and opened fire on Peach Orchard. Advanced at 5 p.m. with the infantry to a position about 400 feet north of Peach Orchard and east of Emmitsburg Road continuing actively engaged until night.
July 3 Took position 3 a.m. in main artillery line near Smith House northeast of Sherfy House on Emmitsburg Road and held it all day. Took part in cannonade preceding Longstreet's final assault supported that assault and aided in repelling sharpshooters afterwards. Retired from the front after night.
July 4 In position near here until 4 p.m. Then withdrew to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.
Losses killed 2 wounded 10.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1865.
Location. 39° 48.067′ N, 77° 15.376′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Parker's Battery - Alexander's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bedford Virginia Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); A Valuable Little Property (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Brooks Artillery (about 400 feet away); Lieut. General James Longstreet (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
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