Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment
(Hazlett and Weed Memorial)
July 2 ,3, 4, 1863.
Erected by Veterans of the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 47.524′ N, 77° 14.197′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial can be reached from Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located at stop 8, Little Round Top, on the driving tour of 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. The Deadly Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); Battery D Fifth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); The Valley of Death (a few steps from this marker); The Union Fishhook (a few steps from The Eye of General Warren (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Signal Corps U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
1. Hazlett and Weed
Hazlett, commanding Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery arrived on Little Round Top just minutes before the Confederates began assaulting the Federal position. As Federal infantry reinforced the position, one of the brigades arriving was commanded by Brig. Gen. Stephen Weed, a friend of Hazlett's. As the fighting intensified, Weed was mortally wounded by musket fire. As he leaned over to Weed, Hazlett was shot in the head. The incident apparently left a lasting impression on the veterans of the 91st Pennsylvania.
— Submitted January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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