Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
150th Pennsylvania Infantry
2d Regiment Bucktail Brigade
2d Brigade, 3d Division, 1st Corps
(2d. Regt. Bucktail Brigade.)
2d. Brig. 3d. Div. 1st. Corps.
July 1 the Regiment held this position from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Present at Gettysburg 397. Killed and mortally wounded 53. Wounded 134. Captured or missing 77.
Recruited in Philadelphia, Crawford, McKean, and Union Counties. Mustered in Aug. - Sept. 1862. Mustered out June 23, 1865.
advanced line facing west, occupied
by the regiment. Repeated changes
of front were made to meet
assaults from the north and west
and the right wing charged to
R.R. cut. In retiring it made
several stands and engaged the
enemy. Evening of the 2d moved
to support the left and held
position on Emmitsburg Road.
Morning of the 2d moved to
left centre and remained until
the close of battle.
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1865.
Location. 39° 50.212′ N, 77° 15.134′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Stone Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Chambersburg Pike (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling south. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); McPherson Barn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); 149th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 300 feet away); John Burns (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
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Also see . . .
1. Report of Col. Langhorne Wister. Col. Wister, commanding the regiment, replaced Col. Stone at the head of
Having first taken position about 12 m., the brigade did not retire until after 3 p.m., when all other troops had left the field, and only left the seminary at about 3.40 o'clock. Taking into consideration that the force opposed to it was more than twice as large, the result is wonderful. The enemy had, to my certain knowledge, six regiments, any one of which contained 500 men, all of which were in full view, opposed entirely to this small brigade. Col. Roy Stono, during the time he was in command, displayed the utmost coolness and skill, and deserves much credit for the position taken up, which had not to be materially changed during the action (until the retreat commenced), and for the movements made upon the field. Col. E. L. Dana conducted the retreat from the barn to Cemetery Hill, and was during that time distinguished for his coolness and judgment. (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Wikipedia Link for the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry. Very brief description of the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry along with a photo of the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry maneuvering approximately (Submitted on October 15, 2012, by Randy Livingston of Jefferson, Maryland.)
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 2,188 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.