Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment
1st Brigade, 1st Div. 1st Corps.
This monument marks one of the
advanced positions of the Regt in battle
July 1st 1863
It went into action with 370, and lost
by stone marker on Culp's Hill.
U.S. service at Madison, Wis.,
Aug. 18, 1861 for 3 years.
Mustered out July 3rd 1865.
Having been in 25 battles.
Original strength 1029. Recruits 685.
Died of Wounds 100.
Died of Disease 124.
Wisconsin Cherishes the Memory
of her Brave Sons.
Erected 1888 by State of Wisconsin.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1725.
Location. 39° 50.144′ N, 77° 15.233′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Meredith Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in the Herbst Farm Woods (also called McPherson's or Reynolds' Woods) 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. 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th (Brooklyn) Infantry N.Y.S.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Burns (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away); Archer's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment (about 400 feet away); 95th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 7th Wisconsin at Gettysburg
Also see . . .
1. History of the 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Colonel William W. Robinson commanded the regiment. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Col. William W. Robinson. Robinson summarized his regiment's actions:
Throughout the whole engagement--the morning charge, where the regiment captured one of General Archer's regiments; under the severe artillery fire of the midday, and in the unequal combat of the afternoon; in the steadiness exhibited in retiring and promptness in reforming line, time and time again, under a (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Civil War Letters of Henry Barney 7th WI Volunteer Inf. These letters were written to my g-g-grandmother from her son, Henry C. Barney, who was wounded at Gettysburg, hospitalized for two months, returned to battle, captured by the Confederacy, served time in two Confederate prisons including Andersonville from where he was released at the end of the war. I have posted them on Facebook. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by William Leslie DeCoursey of New Brighton, Minnesota.)
4. Journal of Horace Currier, Company I, 7th Wisconsin, Iron Brigade. Horace Currier was captured at Gettysburg and sent to Libby prison in Richmond VA. Was exchanged to Fort Monroe and died of disease August 13, (Submitted on April 25, 2012, by Greg Rice of Middleton, Wisconsin.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,646 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.