Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pickett's Division - Longstreet's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Pickett's Division
Stribling's, Caskie's, Macon's, and Blount's
Two 20 pounder Parrotts, Three 10 pounder Parrotts
One 3 inch Rifle and Twelve Napoleons
July 3 Advanced to the front about daybreak and took a conspicuous part in the battle. In the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault it fired by Battery and very effectively. Having exhausted its ammunition and being unable to obtain a fresh supply it was withdrawn from the field about 4 p.m.
July 4 In line of battle all day with McLaws's Division. Marched at sunset to Black Horse Tavern.
Losses. Killed 8, wounded 17. Total 25. Horses killed and disabled 37.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is July 3.
Location. 39° 48.305′ N, 77° 15.366′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection 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. Macon's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Caskie's Battery - Dearing's Battalion - (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant General James Longstreet (within shouting distance of this marker); Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Patterson's Battery - Lane's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Eshleman's Battalion (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Maj. James Dearing. Of the great cannonade, Dearing wrote:
When the signal guns were fired, I at once brought my battalion in battery to the front, and commenced firing slowly and deliberately. To insure more accuracy and to guard against the waste of ammunition, I fired by battery. The firing on the part of my battalion was very good, and most of the shell and shrapnel burst well. My fire was directed at the batteries immediately (Submitted on October 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 818 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.