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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Third Division

Calvary Corps


— Army of the Potomac —

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By Henry T. McLin, January 1, 2009
1. Third Division Tablet
Army of the Potomac
Calvary Corps
Third Division

Brig. General Judson Kilpatrick
First Brigade Brigadier General Elon J. Farnsworth, Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. George A. Custer
Headquarters Guard Co. C 1st Ohio Capt. S. N. Stanford

June 30. The First Brigade was attacked by Stuart's Confederate Calvary at Hanover and was repulsed.

July 1. Marched to Berlin to intercept Stuart without success.

July 2. Arrived on the field of Gettysburg at 2 P.M. Moved over the road from Gettysburg to Abbottstown and was attacked at sundown near Hunterstown by Stuart's Calvary which was driven from the field after an engagement of two hours.

July 3. Moved to attack the Confederate right and rear. The Second Brigade reported Gen. Gregg and was engaged on the extreme right. Gen. Farnsworth arrived on the extreme left. About 5:30 P.M. the First and Reserve Brigades advanced Gen. Farnsworth with the 1st West Virginia and 18th Pennsylvania through the woods and across the walls occupied by superior forces of the Confederate Infantry and Artillery and was repulsed with heavy
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By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Third Division Tablet
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loss and Gen. Farnsworth killed.

July 4. Moved to Emmitsburg.

Casualties Killed 4 Officers 49 Men. Wounded 19 Officers 16 Men. Captured or missing 1 Officer 120 Men. Total 355.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1893.
Location. 39° 47.084′ N, 77° 14.998′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Confederate Avenue 0.7 miles east of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east. Located in the Bushman Woods section of Gettysburg National Military Park, on a horse trail about 20 yards off the road. 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. 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 700 feet away); The Wounded and the Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farnsworth's Cavalry Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Longstreet Attacks at 4 p.m. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery (approx.
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By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Tablet Seen from the Avenue
0.2 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . .  Biography of Judson Kilpatrick. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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4. General Judson Kilpatrick
Kilpatrick was nicknamed "Kil Cavalry" by many in the army.
(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Call No: LC-B811- 341[P&P])
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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