Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion
Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion Richardson's Battery
Two Napoleons and One 12 pounder Howitzer
July 3 The Napoleons took position before daylight north of the Peach Orchard but moved at dawn further northward and west of the Emmitsburg road. A Union 3 inch Rifle left the day before between the lines was brought in under a heavy fire of skirmishers and served with this battery which took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault. After the repulse of that assault was joined by the Howitzer and made preparations to assist in repelling a countercharge if attempted. Withdrew from the front after dark.
July 4 At 9 a.m. marched with the Battalion to Cashtown to reinforce the cavalry escorting the wagon train.
Losses not reported in detail.
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° 48.204′ N, 77° 15.359′ 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. Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Wofford's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Norcom's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stribling's Battery - Dearing's Battalion (about 300 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 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.