Cumberland Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
3rd. 22nd. 48th. Regiments and 2nd. Battalion
July 1 Formed line here in the forenoon. Advanced at 6 p.m. and dislodged Union troops posted near the Codori House capturing several guns and many prisoners. Pushing on broke the Union line at the stone wall south of the Angle and reached the crest of the ridge beyond capturing more guns. The supports on the riht being repulsed and those on the left not coming up with both flanks assaulted and converging columns threatening its rear it withdrew fighting its way out with heavy losses and unable to bring off the captured guns.
July 3 Advanced 600 yards to cover the retreat of Pickett's Division afterward was moved to the right to meet a threatened attack.
July 4 In line here all day. At dark began the march to Hagerstown.
Present 1450. Killed 146, wounded 394, missing 333. Total 873.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1800.
Location. 39° 48.843′ N, 77° 15.051′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located opposite the Virginia State Memorial (Driving Tour Stop 5) on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. Army of Northern Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Storm of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Garnett's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Posey's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Poague's Howitzers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brooke's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Wright's Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. A. R. Wright. Writing
We were now in a critical condition. The enemy's converging line was rapidly closing upon our rear; a few moments more, and we would be completely surrounded; still, no support could be seen coming to our assistance, and with painful hearts we abandoned our captured guns, faced about, and prepared to cut our way through the closing lines in our rear. This was effected in tolerable order, but with immense loss. The enemy rushed to his abandoned guns as soon as we began to retire, and poured a severe fire of grape and canister into our thinned ranks as we retired slowly down the slope into the valley below. I continued to fall back until I reached a slight depression a few hundred yards in advance of our skirmish line of the morning, when I halted, reformed my brigade, and awaited the further pursuit of the enemy. (Submitted on September 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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