Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fraser's Battery - Cabell's Battalion
McLaws's Division - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps McLaws's Division
Cabell's Battalion Fraser's Battery
The Pulaski Artillery
Two 10 pounder Parrotts, Two 3 inch Rifles
July 2 Took position here 3.30 p.m. and opened fire on Peach Orchard and the Union batteries east of it. At 4 p.m. the Rifles were silenced by loss of men. The fire of the Parrotts continued until Peach Orchard was taken.
July 3 The Parrotts were moved to crest north of Peach Orchard in main artillery lane took part in the great cannonade aided in checking pursuit after Longstreet's assault and retired from front after dark. The Rifles were placed under command of Capt. Manly of the N.C. artillery and served by his men in position with his own rifles.
July 4 In position here. After night withdrew from the field. Their ammunition was nearly exhausted.
Losses killed 6, wounded 13.
Horses killed or disabled 18.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
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. McCarthy's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cabell's Battalion (about 700 feet away); Carlton's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arkansas (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Carolina (approx. 0.2 miles away); Manly's Battery - Cabell's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anderson's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Kershaw's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile 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 784 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.