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

Artillery Brigade

Twelfth Corps


— Army of the Potomac —

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Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Artillery Brigade Tablet
Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Artillery Brigade

Lieut. Edward D. Muhlenberg

1st New York Battery M, four 10 pounders, Lieut. Charles E. Winegar
Penna. Battery E, six 10 pounders, Lieut Charles A. Atwell
4th U.S. Battery F, six 10 pounders, Lieut. Sylvanus T. Rugg
5th U.S. Battery K, four 10 pounders, Lieut. David H. Kinzie

July 1 About noon two Batteries moved from Two Taverns with First Division toward the Hanover Road to within a mile and a half of Gettysburg. The other two batteries moved with Second Division and encamped for the night the same distance from town.

July 2 In the afternoon three guns of Battery E Penna. and two of Battery K 5th U.S. were placed on the summit of Culp's Hill and were engaged at once with the Confederate Artillery. At night Battery E Penna. and Battery M 1st New York were placed on Powers's and McAllister's Hills. Battery F 4th U.S. and Battery K 5th U.S. at the base of Powers's Hill.

July 3 Battery F 4th U.S. and Battery K 5th U.S. in the rear of centre of the Corps. Battery E Penna. and Battery A Maryland, six 3 inch rifles from the Reserve
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Artillery, on Powers's Hill all commanding the valley of Rock Creek. At daylight the Artillery (26) guns opened on the position occupied by Major Gen. Johnson's Division and fired for about 15 minutes then ceased to allow the infantry to advance. Began firing again at 5.30 and continued at intervals until 10.30 a.m. when the Confederates were forced from their position along the entire line.

Casualties 9 Men wounded 3 mortally.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.801′ N, 77° 13.366′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hunt Avenue and Baltimore Pike (Pennsylvania Highway 97), on the right when traveling east on Hunt Avenue. Located north of the new Visitor Center for Gettysburg National Battlefield 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. Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery F, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Henry Spangler Farm (about 400 feet away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gettysburg Address (approx. 0.2 miles away); 147th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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