Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - Twelfth Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Twelfth Corps Second Division
Col. Charles Candy
5th. 7th. 29th. 66th. Ohio
28th. 147th. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 1 Arrived at 5 p.m. and took position on the left of Third Brigade between the First Corps and the Round Tops the 5th Ohio and 147th Penna. occupied Little Round Top during the night as skirmishers.
July 2 Moved to Culp's Hill in the morning and took position as a reserve in rear of Third Brigade. At 7 p.m. moved to the rear on Baltimore Pike across Rock Creek. Returning at midnight and formed on the right of Third Brigade perpendicular to its line.
July 3 At daybreak the Artillery opened on the Confederate line. The 147th Penna. advanced and captured a stone wall. The 5th Ohio held its position on the right of the Brigade under a heavy fire. The other regiments were in reserve and at intervals relieved the regiments of Second and Third Brigades. The 66th Ohio advanced beyond the breastworks and poured an enfilading fire on the Confederates occupying the works on the right. At 10.30 a.m. Major Gen. Johnson's forces were forced from the works.
Casualties Killed 4 officers 14 men. Wounded 5 officers 114 men. Captured or missing 2 men. Total 139.
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° 49.118′ N, 77° 13.181′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located between the lower and upper crest of Culp's Hill 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. Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 102 & 78th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 150th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 147th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
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