Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
23d Pennsylvania Volunteers
— First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps —
was placed in reserve in rear
of this position at 9.30 a.m.
of the 3d, and subsequently
five companies advanced
into the breast-works.
During the heavy cannonade
it moved with the Brigade to
support the 'left centre'.
loss in the action:
two officers and twenty-nine
enlisted men killed and
Mustered in at Philadelphia for three month's service April 21, 1861.
Mustered out July 31, 1861. Remustered for three years service August 2, 1861.
Mustered out Sept. 8, 1864
Veterans and recruits transferred to 82d P.V.
Our Corps Commanders:
Patterson, Keys, Franklin, Sedgwick, Wright.
Our Division Commanders:
Cadwaller, Buell, Couch, Newton, Wheaton, Bartlett, Terry, Russell
Official list of actions participated in by the 23d. P.V.
Falling Waters, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Turkey Bend, Charles City X Roads, Malvern Hill, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Mine Run, Marye's Heights, Gettysburg,
139 killed, 520 wounded and 88 died.
About 8 p.m. of July 1. it marched from Manchester thirty seven miles reaching the field about 2 p.m. of July 2. Going into position about 5 p.m. with Shaler's Brigade, near Little Round Top. On morning of July 3. ordered to Culp's Hill, where it remained until ordered to support of left centre. Started in pursuit of Lee July 5.
This tablet was erected August 1886 by the survivors of the 23d. Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and its friends.
Our Brigade Commanders:
Thomas, Graham, Abercrombrie, Wessels, Cochrane, Shaler, Edwards.
Our Regimental Commanders:
Dare, Birney, Neill, Ely, Glenn.
Erected 1886 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 31, 1861.
Location. 39° 49.054′ N, 77° 13.186′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located between the lower and upper crest 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. 67th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Second Division (a few steps from this marker); 137th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); John White Geary (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. A regimental history. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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