Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
90th Pennsylvania Volunteers
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division
— First Corps —
responded to the first call April
6, 1861. Served until Aug. 9, as the
9th P.V. Reorganized Oct 1, 1861, as
the 90th P.V. Serving the
First and Fifth
Corps, and participating in all
the important battles of the
Army of the Potomac until
mustered out Nov. 26, 1864.
Non sibi sed patraie
Erected by the "Survivors Association" aided by grateful friends to commemorate the valor and patriotism of our honored dead, and the cause for which they and their comrades fought. This monument marks the position of the 90th Penna. Volunteers of Philada. July 3rd 1863. Col. Peter Lyle, commanding the 1st Brigade, Major A.J. Sellers, the Regiment. July 1st from one to three o'clock P.M. the Regiment fought on the extreme right of the 1st Corps on Seminary (Oak) Ridge as indicated by its monument there. Eight companies being refused facing the Mummasburg Road. It there engaged Page's Va. Confederate battery and O'Neal's Ala. Brigade of Rodes'
July 2nd it occupied Cemetery Hill and in the evening moved to left of 2nd Corps, returning during the evening to this position.
Erected 1888 by 90th Pennsylvania Survivors Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1772.
Location. 39° 49.015′ N, 77° 14.061′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, near Ziegler's Grove 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. First Massachusetts Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Hays (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg National Military Park (within shouting 126th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The 90th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers. A history of the Regiment. (Submitted on December 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 7, 8. submitted on December 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.