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
10th. 50th. 51st. 53rd. Georgia Infantry
July 2 Arrived about 3.30 p.m. and formed line 50 yards west of this. Advanced about 5 p.m. in support of Kershaw and Anderson and took a prominent part in the severe and protracted conflict on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest east of there and in the vicinity of the Loop. Participated also in the general advanced late in the evening by which the Union forces were forced out of the Wheatfield and across Plum Run Valley. Brig.-Gen. Paul J. Semmes fell mortally wounded in the ravine near the loop.
July 3 During the forenoon Anderson's Brigade being withdrawn for duty elsewhere the Brigade was left in occupancy of the woodland south of the Wheatfield. At 1 p.m. under orders it resumed its original position near here.
July 4 About midnight began the march to Hagerstown, Md.
Present about 1200. Losses 430.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1200.
Location. 39° 47.923′ N, 77° 15.358′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located just south of the Longstreet Observation tower 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. Georgia (a few steps from this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); McLaws's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ashland Virginia Artillery (about 400 feet away); Longstreet Tower - South View (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Semmes' Brigade at Gettysburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.