Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Heth's Division - Hill's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
5th. Battalion and 13th. Alabama
1st. 7th. 14th. Tennessee Infantry
July 1 The Brigade moved from Cashtown early in the morning toward Gettysburg. After a march of six miles came in view of Willoughby Run and about 10 a.m. advanced. Encountered 1st Brigade 1st Division First Corps beyond the run. The firing continued for a short time when a large force appearing on the right flank and opening a cross fire the positions became untenable the Brigade was forced back across the run but advanced with the Division later in the day. The advance in the morning reached this position.
July 2 Not engaged.
July 3 Formed part of the column of Longstreet's assault.
July 4 The Brigade took up the line of march during the night to Hagerstown.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 50.093′ N, 77° 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. Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away); 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away); 14th (Brooklyn) Infantry N.Y.S.M. (about 600 feet away); John Burns (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Archer's Brigade at Gettysburg. Col. S. G. Shepard of the Seventh Tennessee Infantry wrote the official report of the Brigade:
We had encountered the enemy but a short time, when the made his appearance suddenly upon our right flank with a heavy force, and opened upon us a cross-fire. Our position was at once rendered untenable, and the right of our line was forced back. He made also a demonstration upon our left, and our lines commenced falling back, but owing (Submitted on October 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,515 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.