Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Sears Greene
Brevet Major General
— United States Volunteers —
Brevet Major General
United States Volunteers
Cadet U.S. Military Academy, June 24, 1819; 2d Lieut. 3d U.S. Artillery, July 1, 1823; 1st Lieut. May 31, 1829. Resigned June 30, 1836.
Colonel 60th N.Y. Infantry Jan. 18, 1862; Brig. General U.S. Vols. April 28, 1862. Commanded 3d Brigade, 2d Division, Banks' Corps at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862; 2d Division, Mansfield's Corps at Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862; 3d Brigade, 2d Division, Slocum's Corps, at Chancellorsville, May 1-8, 1863; At
Returned to field duty March 1865, joining Sherman's Army in North Carolina. In action at Kingston March 10, 1865, and in command of provisional division until Sherman's Army disbanded.
Brevetted Major General U.S. Volunteers March 13, 1865, honorarily discharged April 30, 1866.
Erected 1906 by State of New York.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
Location. 39° 49.192′ N, 77° 13.209′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Culp's Hill Loop, on the right when traveling east. Located at the 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. Defense of Culp's Hill (here, next to this marker); The Deadened Woods (a few steps from this marker); Culp's Hill Rehabilitation (a few steps from this marker); Independent Battery E (a few steps from this marker); Battery K, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 60th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - North and WestBattlefield Landmarks - South and West (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . General Green at Culp's Hill. History.net article about the defense of Culp's Hill led by General Greene. (Submitted on December 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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