Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion
McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Cabell's Battalion Manly's Battery
First North Carolina Artillery
Two Napoleons, Two 3 inch Rifles
July 2 Took position here 3.30 p.m. and became actively engaged. At 5 p.m. advanced to Peach Orchard and continued firing until dark. Returned here after night.
July 3 The Napoleons remained here. The two rifles with the two rifles of Fraser's Battery took position at 5 a.m. under Capt. Manly on crest beyond Emmitsburg Road and North of Peach Orchard were engaged in the great cannonade and after Longstreet's assault aided in checking pursuit. Continued firing at intervals until 7.30 p.m. Then resumed this position.
July 4 At 10 a.m. aided in checking an advance of three regiments. After night withdrew from the field.
Ammunition expended 1146 rounds.
Losses killed 3, wounded 4, missing 4.
Horses killed or disabled 20.
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 2001.
Location. 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. Kershaw's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Semmes's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away); McLaws's Division (about 400 feet away); Cabell's Battalion (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Captain Basil Charles Manly. This site, detailing much of the life of Captain Manly, includes his official report on the Gettysburg campaign. (Submitted on October 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.