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
1st. Maryland Battalion
1st. and 3rd. North Carolina
10th. 23rd. and 37th. Virginia Infantry
July 1 Arrived about nightfall and took position near Hanover Road about a mile east of Rock Creek with left wing at edge of woods.
July 2 Crossing Rock Creek at 6 p.m. the 3rd N.C. and 1st Md. attacked the lesser summit of Culp's Hill. Reinforced later by the other regiments the Union breastworks thinly manned at some points were occupied to the southern base of the main summit but only after a vigorous and desperate conflict.
July 3 The Union troops reinforced renewed the conflict at dawn and it raged fiercely until 11 a.m. when this Brigade and the entire line fell back to the base of the Hill and from thence moved about midnight to Seminary Ridge northwest of the town.
July 4 Occupied Seminary Ridge. About 10 p.m. began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1700. Killed 83, wounded 409, missing 190. Total 682.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1865.
Location. 39° 49.033′ N, 77° 12.918′ 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. 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Forty-Third North Carolina Regiment (about 500 feet away); Walker's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Daniel's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 800 feet away); 20th Connecticut Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Maryland Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 123rd New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Brig. Gen. George H. Steuart. Steuart describes the advance on the evening of July 2:
The order was now given by the major-general commanding to advance our left wing as rapidly and as steadily as possible, which was done as soon as the regiments composing it could be hurried across the creek. The left (Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.