Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
68th Pennsylvania Infantry
of the 68th Reg. P.V.
Col. A. H. Tirpin commanding
1st Brigade 1st Division
3rd Army Corps.
In memory of
183 of our comrades
who fell on this field
July 2nd and 3rd 1863.
Erected 1886 by Survivors of the 68th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.
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° 48.035′ N, 77° 15.026′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Birney Avenue, on the right when traveling north 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. 2d New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wofford's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light ArtilleryBarksdale'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.
Also see . . . 68th Pennsylvania Infantry. Regimental history. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.