Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
McLaws' Division - Longstreet's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps McLaws' Division
Army of Northern Virginia
16th. 18th. 24th. Regiments Cobb's and Phillips' Legions
July 2. Arrived at 4 p.m. and formed line 500 yards west of here. Ordered to the front about 6 o'clock. Advanced soon afterwards along Wheatfield Road, struck the Union line near the loop, and joined Kershaw's brigade in driving the Union forces through the Wheatfield to the base of Little Round Top. Assailed by Union reinforcements and receiving orders to withdraw, the brigade fell back at sunset to the cover of the woods west of the Wheatfield.
July 3. One regiment was left on outpost duty in that grove. The others supported artillery on Peach Orchard Ridge. All withdrew late in the afternoon.
July 4. In line 500 yards west of here all day. At midnight began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1,355. Killed 36. Wounded 207. Missing 112. Total 355.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 39° 48.039′ N, 77° 15.037′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Peach Orchard Road, on the right when traveling south on Emmitsburg 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. 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2d New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barksdale's Brigade (about 300 feet away); First Division (about 300 feet away); Third Corps (about 300 feet away); Second Division (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on October 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.