Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion
Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
Lane's Battalion Patterson's Battery
Two Napoleons, Four 12 pounder Howitzers
July 2 Was detached from the Battalion in the morning together with the Howitzer of Ross's Battery and ordered into position here. In the afternoon opened fire upon the Union positions north of Peach Orchard and when the infantry advanced at 6 p.m. moved forward with it beyond the Emmitsburg road and was engaged there until dark.
July 3 Occupied a position near here in reserve and did not take part in the active operations of the day.
July 4 Withdrew about sunset and began the march to Hagerstown.
Losses Killed 2, wounded 5, missing 2.
Ammunition expended 170 rounds.
Horses killed or disabled 7.
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 1995.
Location. 39° 48.418′ N, 77° 15.38′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, PennsylvaniaTouch 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. Deadly Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Maine Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (about 500 feet away); Lieutenant General James Longstreet (about 500 feet away); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Dearing's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Wilcox's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.