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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

3rd Maine Infantry

 
 
3rd Maine Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. 3rd Maine Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
3rd
Maine
Infantry
engaged here
forenoon of
July 2nd
1863.

 
Erected by State of Maine.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.476′ N, 77° 15.436′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Berdan Avenue and West Confederate Avenue, in the median on Berdan Avenue. Located on Seminary Ridge, in the Pitzer's Woods section, 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. 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilcox's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Lieutenant General James Longstreet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (approx.
3rd Maine Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
2. 3rd Maine Infantry Marker
The marker for the 3rd Maine is located within the loop of Berdan Avenue. In the foreground is the flank marker for the 1st US Sharpshooters Regiment.
0.2 miles away); Anderson's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dearing's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Regarding 3rd Maine Infantry. A larger monument to the 3rd Maine is located at the Peach Orchard section of the battlefield.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 3rd Maine Infantry Markers at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  After Action Report of Col. Moses Lakeman. (PDF) Lakeman commanded the regiment during the battle. His report details the regiments support of Berdan's skirmish line. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Closeup of 1st US Sharpshooters Right Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
3. Closeup of 1st US Sharpshooters Right Flank Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,152 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 5, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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