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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Attack on Devil's Den

 
 
The Attack on Devil's Den Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. The Attack on Devil's Den Marker
The marker is from one of the "older" National Park Service interpretive marker sets in the park's collection. It probably dates to the 1950s or 1960s.
Inscription.  The Confederate infantry attack of July 2nd swept from Seminary Ridge and struck the left of Sickles line. For two terrible hours one reinforced Union Brigade and two batteries of artillery took the full shock of a three brigade attack. The survivors finally fell back to Cemetery Ridge.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1851.
 
Location. 39° 47.517′ N, 77° 14.55′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right 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. 4th New York Independent Battery (a few steps from this marker); Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Holding Houck's Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Photography (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buying Time
The Attack on Devil's Den Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. The Attack on Devil's Den Marker
The marker stands between the artillery pieces representing Smith's 4th New York Artillery.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Slaughter at Devil's Den (within shouting distance of this marker); Shaping the Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
More about this marker. This weathered marker has a map of the attacks on the Devil's Den and a drawing in the lower right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,700 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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May. 24, 2022