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

Johnson's Division

Second Army Corps


— Army of Northern Virginia —

Johnson's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Johnson's Division Tablet
Army of Northern Virginia
Second Army Corps
Johnson's Division
Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson
Steuart's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Geo. H. Steuart
Stonewall Brigade, Brig. Gen. James A. Walker
Nicholl's Brigade, Col. J.M. Williams
Jones's Brigade, Brig. Gen. John M. Jones, Lieut. Col. R.H. Duncan
Artillery Battalion, Four Batteries, Major J.W. Latimer, Capt. C.L. Raine

July 1. The Division arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day. Moved to the north-east of town during the night to take possession of wooded hill that commanded Cemetery Ridge.

July 2. Early in the morning skirmishers advanced and a desultory fire kept up. The Artillery was posted on hill in rear of line and opened fire about 4 p.m. The Infantry advanced to assault at dusk up the steep hill. Steuart's Brigade captured a line of works on the left. Firing continued at close range during night.

July 3. The assault was renewed in early morning. An attempt was made by the Union forces to retake the works occupied the night before and was repulsed. The Division being reinforced by four Brigades
Johnson's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
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two other assaults were made and repulsed. Retired at 10.30 a.m. to former position of July 2 which was held until 10 p.m. when the Division was withdrawn to the ridge north-west of town.

July 4. The Division took up the line of march during the day.

Casualties killed 229, wounded 1269, missing 375, total 1873.
Erected 1909 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 1400.
Location. 39° 49.222′ N, 77° 13.013′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on East Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located on the road up to Culp's Hill, Stop 13 on the driving tour 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. O'Neal's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Nicholls's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Forty-Third North Carolina Regiment (about 800 feet away); 66th Ohio Infantry (about 800 feet away); Fight for the Summit (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shelter From Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); 150th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
General Edward "Allegheny" Johnson image. Click for full size.
3. General Edward "Allegheny" Johnson
Johnson was born in Virginia, but raised in Kentucky. He was a regular army officer with a notable career before the war. [National Archives Collection]
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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