Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
16th. 18th. 24th Regiments Cobb's and
Phillips's Legions Georgia Infantry
July 2 Arrived at 4 p.m. and formed line 100 yards west of this ordered to the front about 6 p.m. and advancing soon afterwards along the Wheatfield Road flanked the Union forces assailing the Loop and aided the Confederates thereby relieved in forcing them back through the Wheatfield to the foot of Little Round Top. Assailed there by a strong body of fresh troops and receiving at the same moment an order to withdraw the Brigade fell back at sunset to the grove west of the Wheatfield.
July 3 One regiment was left on outpost duty in that grove. The others supported artillery on Peach Orchard Ridge. All withdrew late in the afternoon.
July 4 In line here all day. At midnight began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1350. Killed 36, wounded 207, missing 112. Total 355.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1810.
Location. 39° 48.181′ N, 77° 15.37′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located on Seminary Ridge, in front of 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. Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Squires's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson's Battery - Eshleman's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi (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 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 730 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.