Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cadet U.S. Military Academy July 1, 1840. Brevet Second Lieutenant 4th U.S. Infantry July 1, 1844. Second Lieutenant 8th Infantry June 18, 1846. Resigned April 12, 1848.
Captain 16th U.S. Infantry May 14, 1861.
Major 12th Pennsylvania Infantry April 25, 1861. Honorably mustered out August 5, 1861. Colonel 63d Pennsylvania Infantry Oct. 9, 1861. Brig. General U.S. Volunteers Sept. 29, 1862.
Brevetted First Lieutenant U.S. Army May 9, 1846 "For gallant conduct in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Texas." Major June 30, 1862 "For gallant and meritorious service in the Battles of Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, and Glendale, Va." Lieut. Colonel July 1, 1862 "For gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va." Colonel July 2, 1863 "For gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa." Brevetted Major General U.S. Volunteers May 5, 1864 "For gallant and distinguished conduct at the Battles of the Peninsula, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness."
Born July 8, 1819 at Franklin, Pa.
Killed May 5, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, Va.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1802.
Location. 39° 49.009′ N, 77° 14.072′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. 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. 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 126th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
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Also see . . . Hays Mortuary Monument. A monument (Submitted on December 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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