Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
109th Pennsylvania Infantry
— 1st Division, 12th Corps —
2nd Division, 12th Corps
July 1. 2. 3.
July 1st. The regiment arrived within two miles of Gettysburg about 5 p.m. and took position on the left of the Baltimore Pike. July 2d. it moved here and built these works. In the evening it was withdrawn with the Brigade, and returning in the night. Found the works in the possession of the enemy. When it formed at right angles to this line behind a ledge of rocks to the left and rear of this position designated by a marker. After severe fighting on the morning of the 3rd., this line was re-captured and held until the close of the battle.
Recruited in Philadelphia.
Mustered in December 1861.
Re-enlisted January 1864.
Consolidated March 31st. 1865 with the
was mustered out
July 19th. 1865.
Went into action with 149 officers and men. Killed 1 color sergeant and 2 men. Wounded 1 color sergeant and 5 men. Captured or missing 1 man. Total 10.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 49.016′ N, 77° 13.158′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial 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. 14th [Brooklyn] Infantry, N.Y.S.M. [84th. N.Y. Volunteers] (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Maryland Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); John White Geary (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth Corps (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 109th Pennsylvania Infantry. Like many of the 12th Corps Regiments, the 109th was transferred to the Western Theater in the fall (Submitted on November 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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