Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Division - First Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
First Corps Third Division
Col. Roy Stone, Col. Langhorne Wister
Col. Edmund L. Dana
143d. 149th. 150th. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 1 Arrived and went into position at the McPherson building between Reynolds's Woods and the Railroad Cut and was subjected to a heavy front and enfilading artillery fire from the right. Repulsed repeated attacks of Brig. Gen. Daniel's Brigade Major Gen. Rodes's Division from the right as well as front attacks until pressed on both flanks and in front by superior numbers it retired to Seminary Ridge and held temporary breast works there until the Corps retired before overwhelming numbers to Cemetery Hill when the Brigade with the Division took position at the left of the Cemetery on and near the Taneytown Road.
July 2 Late in the afternoon moved to left and took position previously occupied by First Division Second Corps.
July 3 Remained in the same position under the heavy artillery fire in the afternoon.
The strength of the Brigade July 1st 1315.
Casualties. Killed 4 officers 105 men. Wounded 35 officers 430 men.
Erected 1912 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 1895.
Location. 39° 50.251′ N, 77° 15.119′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Stone Avenue and Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling south on Stone Avenue. Located near McPherson Barn 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. Edward McPherson Farm (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall's 2nd Maine Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Buford (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Fulton Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker); 150th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Col. Roy Stone. Col. Stone was wounded during the action and (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.