Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Army of the Potomac —
Col. George A. Cobham, Jr.
Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Kane
29th. 109th. 111th. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 1 Arrived late in the afternoon and took position in support of a section of Battery K 5th U.S. on the left of the Baltimore Pike.
July 2 In the morning took position on Culp's Hill connecting with the right of Third Brigade and constructed breastworks. Near sunset moved out on Baltimore Pike and returned at dusk and found the breastworks in possession of Major Gen. Johnson's Division. Entered the woods in rear of Third Brigade and took position perpendicular to and nearly at right angles with it.
July 3 At 3.30 a.m. the Artillery opened fire over the Brigade and Major Gen. Johnson's Division advanced and attacked in force exposing its line in front and enfilading fires from Infantry and to a destructive fire for seven hours with great loss. Brig. Gen. Steuart's Brigade was immediately in front. No further firing except by skirmishers and sharpshooters.
Casualties. Killed 2 officers 21 men. Wounded 1 officer 65 men. Captured or missing
Erected 1912 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. 39° 48.991′ N, 77° 13.13′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Slocum Avenue and Geary Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Slocum Avenue. Located between the upper and lower crests of Culp's Hill, adjacent to Pardee Field in 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. Twelfth Corps (a few steps from this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Maryland Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 109th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 875 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.