Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
3rd Maine Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps
Strength of regiment
morning of July 2nd
14 officers and 196 men
Detached from the Brigade. Fought here in the afternoon of July 2nd, 1863. Having been engaged in the forenoon at point in advance as indicated by a marker.
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
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° 48.023′ N, 77° 15.004′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Birney Avenue and Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the left when traveling east on Birney Avenue. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wofford's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Division (about 400 feet away); Barksdale's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Third Corps (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 3rd Maine Infantry Markers at Gettysburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,251 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.