Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
125th New York Infantry
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps
3d Brig. 3d Div. 2d Corps.
Recruited in Rensselaer Co. N.Y.
Mustered in at Troy, N.Y. Aug. 27th 1862.
Engaged in 23 battles.
Mustered out at Albany, N.Y. June 5th 1865.
Born August 15, 1827. Killed in action July 2, 1863, while in command of his Brigade at the place marked by a granite monument 1,070 yards to the left.
July 2, 1863, Regiment in line at the stone wall until 7 p.m. when the Brigade went to the support of the Third Corps. Charged and drove back Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade. Returned at 8:30 p.m.
July 3, 1863, Regiment in front on line of the stone wall west side of Hancock Avenue at time of Longstreet's assault.
Number engaged, 500; killed 26; wounded 104; missing 9; Total 139. Regiment participated in all of the battles engaged in by the Army of the Potomac from that time up to and including Appomattox, Va., April 9, 1865.
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 27, 1862.
Location. 39° 48.883′ N, 77° 14.114′ 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. John Page Nicholson (a few steps from this marker); Pettigrew's Charge (a few steps from this marker); Skirmish Line of 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 1st Delaware Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Regiment New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 125th New York Infantry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,480 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.