Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion
Artillery Reserve - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps Artillery Reserve
Eshleman's Battalion Squire's Battery
July 3 Having but one gun it co-operated all day with Miller's Battery. Advanced before daylight into position about 100 yards north of the Peach Orchard assisted in repelling skirmishers and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault. Moved several hundred yards to the left after the repulse of that assault to aid in resisting a countercharge if attempted. Withdrew soon afterward to the rear.
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 historical month for this entry is July 1852.
Location. 39° 48.172′ N, 77° 15.362′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling southTouch 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. Wofford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 694 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.