Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
141st Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Bigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps
Mustered out May 28, 1865
Recruited in Bradford, Susquehanna,
and Wayne Counties
Killed and died of wounds 1 officer 41 men, total 42
Wounded 5 officers 41 men, total 46
Captured or missing 21 men total 21
(Left):July 2 occupied this position from 4 to 6 p.m. advanced and successfully resisted an attack on the 15th New York Light Artillery by the 2nd and 8 South Carolina Infantry. Afterwards retired changed front to the right and encountered a brigade composed of the 13,17, 18 & 21 Mississippi Infantry held them in check with great gallantry until outflanked. Retired firing by successive formations from the field.
Died of disease etc 3 Officers 88 men,
Wounded 23 officers 426 men, Total 449
Captured or missing 106 men, Total 106
Total casualties 796
Fredericksburg - Cold Harbor
Chancellorsville - Petersburg
Gettysburg - Strawberry Plains
Auburn - Deep Bottom
Kelly s Ford - Poplar Spring Church
Mine Run - Boydton Road
Wilderness - Hatcher's Run
Spotsylvania - Petersburg (Watkin's House)
North Anna - Amelia Springs
Totopotomoy - Appomattox
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1862.
Location. 39° 48.064′ N, 77° 14.928′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Birney Lane, on the right when traveling east on Wheatfield Road. Located near stop 10, the Peach Orchard, on the driving tour of 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. Piercing the Union Line (here, next to this marker); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th New York Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away); Second Division (about 300 feet away); Third Corps (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 141st Pennsylvania Infantry. Col. Henry J. Madill commanded the regiment at Gettysburg. The regiment was deployed in an exposed position, practically detached from all other support for most of that time. Its losses were among the highest for any Federal regiment at Gettysburg. (Submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,586 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.