Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion
McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Cabell's Battalion Carlton's Battery
The Troup Artillery
Second Section Two 12 pounder Howitzers
July 2 This section took position here at 4 p.m. and was actively engaged until near dark.
July 3 In position near main artillery line but under cover of hill in front of Spangler's Woods. After repulse of Longstreet's assault advanced 300 yards and aided in checking pursuit. Retired from the front after dark.
July 4 In position here all day and withdrew from the field after night. Their ammunition was nearly exhausted.
Losses of both section killed 1, wounded 6
Horses of both sections killed or disabled 17.
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 1659.
Location. 39° 47.942′ N, 77° 15.361′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the 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. Georgia (a few steps from this marker); McLaws's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Semmes's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ashland Virginia Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Longstreet Tower - South View (about 300 feet away); President Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Brief History of the Troup Artillery. The battery saw service throughout the war, starting with early actions in Western Virginia. It was among the units which surrendered at Appomattox. (Submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.