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
First Section Two 10 pounder Parrotts
July 2 This section took position here 3.30 p.m. and was actively engaged until near dark.
July 3 In position on the main artillery line on ridge in front of Spangler's Woods. Took part in the great cannonade and after repulse of Longstreet's assault advanced 300 yards and aided in checking pursuit.
July 4 Remained near here all day inactive short of ammunition. After night withdrew from the field.
Losses of both sections 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 day of the year for for this entry is July 2.
Location. 39° 47.847′ N, 77° 15.348′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right 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. South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabell's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCarthy's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Semmes's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Georgia (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 600 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 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.