Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th Massachusetts Battery
1 officer, 12 enlisted men wounded
700 rounds fired
Chas. A. Philips Capt. Comdg.
July 2, 1863.
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
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° 48.033′ N, 77° 14.815′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Wheatfield Road and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling west 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. 10th Independent Battery New York Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); First Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 139th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark's Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 15th New York Battery (about 400 feet away); Ninth Massachusetts Battery (about 400 feet away); Sickles' Excelsior Brigade (about 500 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. 5th Massachusetts Battery E at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . History of the 5th Massachusetts, Battery E. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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