Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters
— Unattached Massachusetts Volunteers —
Unattached Mass. Vol.
July 3rd. 4th. & 5th. 1863.
in different positions.
In God we put our trust.
But kept our powder dry.
Erected 1886 by State of Massachusetts.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.819′ N, 77° 14.127′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located northeast of the Angle and High Water Mark area 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. Arnold's Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battery K, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 11th Independent (Havelock) Battery (a few steps from this marker); Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Volunteer Brigade99th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - West and North (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. 1st Company of Mass. Sharpshooters monuments and markers.
Also see . . . 15th Massachusetts Infantry. Web site providing details about the 15th Massachusetts Infantry. The 1st Massachusetts Sharpshooters were originally to serve with Berdan's Sharpshooters, but due to changes in enlistments the two companies raised remained independent. Assigned to II Corps, the 1st Company was affiliated with the 15th Massachusetts Infantry. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,337 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.