Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Johnson's Division - Ewell's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Johnson's Division
21st. 25th. 42nd. 44th. 48th. 50th.
July 1 Arrived near nightfall and took position east of Rock Creek and north of Hanover Road with pickets advanced to the front.
July 2 About 4 p.m. moved forward to support Artillery on Benner's Hill. Crossed Rock Creek at 6 p.m. and assailed the Union position on the summit of Culp's Hill charging up the steep northern slope nearly to the Union breastworks and continuing the struggle until dark.
July 3 In line near here all day sometimes skirmishing heavily. About midnight moved with the Division and Corps to Seminary Ridge northwest of the town.
July 4 Occupied Seminary Ridge. About 10 p.m. began the march to Hagerstown.
Present 1600. Killed 58, wounded 302, missing 61. Total 421.
Erected 1910 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 1961.
Location. 39° 49.342′ 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. Nicholls's Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th Indiana Infantry (about 800 feet away); 76th New York Infantry (about 800 feet away); 95th New York Infantry (about 800 feet away); Battlefield Landmarks - North and West (approx. 0.2 miles away); 66th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battlefield Landmarks - South and West (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. J. M. Jones. Concerning the action on Culp's Hill, Jones wrote:
At this time, the major-general commanding arrived upon the hill occupied by the artillery, and after a short time directed me to form my brigade in line, to move forward where Nicholls' brigade had formed on my left, and to attack the enemy in his position on the opposite hill. The brigade advanced in good order, moving down the slope of the hill, across the bottom (Gettysburg Creek), and up the hill occupied (Submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.