Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery
July 2. Occupied this position from about 5 to 6 O'Clock p.m.
July 3rd. In position on right of First Volunteer Brigade Reserve Artillery and engaged the enemy.
Died of disease etc. 11 men. wounded 5 officers and 35 men
Captured or missing 9 men. Total Casualties 64
Mustered in November 6, 1861. Re-enlisted January 11, 1864
Mustered out June 30, 1865.
Present at Gettysburg (Consolidated Battery C&F)
105 officers and men. Died of wounds 1 man.
Wounded 3 officers and 7 men. Captured or missing 3 men. Total loss 14.
From June 3, 1863 to March 25th 1864 Batteries C&F served
as a consolidated battery.
Rappahannock Station, Cedar Mountain, Crooked Run,
Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare Gap,
Purdy's Dam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
Mitchell's Ford, Mine Run, Morton's Ford.
Erected 1893 by Commonwelth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.086′ N, 77° 14.981′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), 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. Artillery Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Second Division (a few steps from this marker); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barksdale's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Captain James Thompson commanded the consolidated batteries 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 1,140 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.