Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1st U.S. Sharpshooters
2d. Brigade, 1st. Division, 3d. Corps
2d. Brig. 1st Div. 3d Corps
is dedicated to
the brave men
of this command
who fell at
reconnoitered to this spot
about 12. M. July 2d. 1863,
losing here nineteen men.
They first developed
the enemy's threatened attack
upon our left and rear.
July 3d. the regiment supported
batteries along Cemetery Ridge
on the 4th it picketed
and skirmished near the
Killed 6, Wounded 37,
Captured 6, Total 49.
was recruited in 1861,
five northern states
four New York Companies,
("A", "B", "D", and "H".).
Served in 3rd, 5th, and 2nd Corps,
from Yorktown (1862)
to Appomattox (1865).
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1863.
Location. 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. 3rd Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Company F, 1st U.S. Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadly Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 500 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. 0.2 miles away); Anderson's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
More about this marker. This monument is often referred to as the "Company A, B, D & H (New York), 1st U.S. Sharpshooter's Monument," as it was erected in memory of those elements of the Sharpshooter regiment.
Also see . . .
1. 1st Battalion of U.S. Sharpshooters. Short history of the four companies from New York. (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Col. Berdan's Report. In recounting the events of July 2, Col. Berdan wrote:
I moved down the Emmitsburg road some distance beyond our extreme left and deployed the sharpshooters in a line running nearly east and west, (Submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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 1,389 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.