Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Night of July 2
"It seems Captain Selfridge of Company H, had taken some of his men's canteens and gone on ahead to Spangler's Spring to fill them, when he discovered "Johnnies" also there filling their canteens. He backed out with the best grace he could command, and reported it to the Colonel… A skirmish line … found the enemy as stated and saved many lives."
Captain Joseph Matchett
46th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 48.873′ N, 77° 13.037′ W. Marker was in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker was at the intersection of Slocum Avenue and Geary Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Slocum Avenue. Located at stop 13 (Spangler's Spring) on the driving tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. Slaughter at Spangler's Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Maryland Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 46th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Indiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 145th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); 27th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 500 feet 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. Fighting at Spangler's Meadow Virtual tour by Markers.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,753 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on July 2, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.