Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Vermont Brigade
Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Regiments
— Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps —
Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Regiments,
Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps.
Aggregating - including the Eleventh Regiment, for a year part of the Brigade - 11,137 officers and men, it gave 2,439 lives to the Union cause. Killed and mortally wounded in action, 1128. Died of disease and by accident, 1009. Died in Confederate prisons, 302. Wounded not mortally 2,265 - Total, 4,704.
Reaching this field by a forced march of thirty-two miles in the evening of July 2, the Brigade took position on the left Union flank, near this point, in anticipation of an attack by the enemy and held the same July 3rd and 4th.
First Bull Run - Salem Heights - Weldon Railroad
Lee's Mill - Fredericksburg June 5, 63 -
Williamsburg - Gettysburg - Opequon
Golding's Farm - Funkstown - Fisher's Hill
Savage Station - Rappahannock Sta. - Cedar Creek
White Oak Swamp - Wilderness - Petersburg Mar. 29, 65
Crampton's Pass - Spottsylvania - Petersburg April 2, 65
Antietam - Cold Harbor - Sailor's Creek
Fredericksburg, Dec 13, 62 - Petersburg, June 18, 64
Marye's Heights - Ream's Station
Erected 1889 by State of Vermont.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1829.
Location. 39° 47.099′ N, 77° 13.943′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wright Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located just east of the Big Round Top in 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. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Weikert Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Maine Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Third Brigade (approx. ¼ mile 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. Markers and Monuments on Wright and Howe Avenues at Gettysburg
Also see . . . First Vermont Brigade. Web site with many resources detailing the service of the Vermont Brigade. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.