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
2nd. 4th. 5th. 27th. 33rd. Virginia Infantry
July 1 Arrived about nightfall and took position east of Rock Creek near Hanover Road at border of woods on left of Division.
July 2 Guarded Division all day on its flank from Union forces in woods near by skirmishing with them sharply at times and finally driving them away. After dark crossed Rock Creek and rejoined the Division which had crossed about 6 p.m. and occupied part of the Union breastworks.
July 3 Took part in the unsuccessful struggle lasting from daybreak until near noon and then retired to the foot of hill and from thence about midnight moved with the Division and corps to Seminary Ridge.
July 4 Occupied Seminary Ridge. About 10 p.m. began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1450. Killed 35, wounded 208, missing 87. Total 330.
Erected 1910 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 1, 1863.
Location. 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. Smith's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 46th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); 145th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 1st Maryland Regiment (about 500 feet away); Steuart's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 107th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); 27th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Brig. Gen. James A. Walker. Regarding the fighting on July 3, Walker wrote:
After five hours' incessant firing, being unable to drive the enemy from his strong position, and a brigade of Rodes' division coming to our assistance, I drew my command back under the hill out of the fire, to give them an opportunity to rest and clean their guns and fill up their cartridge-boxes. In about an hour, I was ordered by General Johnson to move more to the right, and renew the attack, which (Submitted on November 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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