Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
1st. 4th. 5th. Texas and 3d.
July 2 Arrived on the field about 4 p.m. Advanced against the Union positions. The 4th and 5th Texas joined in the attack on the Little Round Top which continued until dark. The 1st Texas and 3d Arkansas attacked and assisted in taking the Devil's Den and Rocky Ridge with a number of prisoners and 3 guns of Smith's 4th New York Battery.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1865.
Location. 39° 47.528′ N, 77° 14.563′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located in the Devils Den section 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. Smith's New York Battery (a few steps from this marker); The Fight for Devil's Den (a few steps 4th New York Independent Battery (a few steps from this marker); The Attack on Devil's Den (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Photography (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Devil's Den and the Slaughter Pen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. J. B. Robertson. In his official report, Robertson describes the split of his brigade, mentioning the 1st Texas and 3rd Arkansas detached from the 4th and 5th Texas. His description indicates the confused nature of the fighting in this sector:
For an hour and upward, these two regiments [1st Texas and 3rd Arkansas] maintained one of the hottest contests, against five or six times their number, that I have witnessed. The moving of Colonel Work to the left, to relieve Colonel Manning while the Fourth and Fifth Texas were closing to the right on General (Submitted on November 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.