Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
McCarthy's Battery - Cabell's Battalion
McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Cabell's Division McCarthy's Battery
First Richmond Howitzers
Two Napoleons, Two 3 inch Rifles
July 2 At 3.30 p.m. placed in reserve near here. The rifled guns advanced to this position at 4 p.m. and engaged in severe artillery fight until dark. The men of the Napoleon section sometimes relieved those of the rifle section.
July 3 Advanced and formed part of the main artillery line the rifle section near Emmitsburg Road the Napoleons further to the left all hotly engaged sometimes changing positions. Retired from the front after dark.
July 4 In position near here. One Napoleon aided in checking a hostile advance. All withdrew from the field at night.
Ammunition expended about 850 rounds. One rifle was disabled.
Losses killed 2, wounded 8.
Horses killed or disabled 25.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 47.794′ 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. Cabell's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Carolina (about 500 feet away); Fraser's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Semmes's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 735 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.