Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of the Potomac
Major General Winfield S. Hancock
Brigadier General John Gibbon
First Division Brigadier General John C. Caldwell
Second Division Brigadier General John Gibbon, Brigadier General William Harrow
Third Division Brigadier General Alexander Hays
Artillery Brigade Captain John G. Hazard
July 2. Arrived between 6 and 8 a.m. on Taneytown Road and went into position on Cemetery Ridge on right of 5th Corps and at the left of the Cemetery relieving a part of the 1st. Corps. Caldwell's Division on the left Gibbon in centre and Hays on the right of the line from Cemetery Hill to Round Top. Between 5 and 6 p.m. Caldwell's Division was sent to the support of 3d. Corps and was engaged until sunset. It then returned to its first position.
July 3. At 1 p.m. the Confederate artillery opened a heavy fire all along the line of Hill's Corps and the left of Longstreet's Corps for two hours when an assault under the command of General Longstreet was made by a force of about 15,000 which was repulsed with great loss in killed wounded and prisoners.
Casualties: Killed 66
Erected 1906 by Gettysburg National Military Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.868′ N, 77° 14.113′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located next to the Brian Farm Buildings on Cemetery Ridge, at 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. John Page Nicholson (a few steps from this marker); 1st Delaware Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 125th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th New York Infantry (Garibaldi Guards) (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettigrew's Charge (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish Line of 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock. Hancock's (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 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on June 26, 2013, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.