Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
18th Pennsylvania Cavalry
1st Brigade 3d Division
— Cavalry Corps —
1st Brigade 3d Division
Army of the Potomac
The regiment participated in the cavalry fights at Hanover June 30th and Hunterstown July 2nd 1863. On July 3d occupied this position and in the afternoon charged with the brigade upon the enemy's infantry behind the stone wall to the north of this point on the outer edge of the woods.
Killed 2 men, wounded 4 men.
Captured or missing 8 men.
Participated with the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah in 51 battles, and out of a total enrollment of 2020, lost in killed, died, wounded and prisoners 688, of whom 131 died in the hands of the enemy while prisoners of war.
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1864.
Location. 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. Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wounded and the Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farnsworth's Cavalry Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 5th New York Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Wells (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Interpretations of Farnsworth's Charge. Lately historians have advanced different interpretations as to the details of Farnsworth's charge. This web article from Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi details the more traditional approach. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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 1,287 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 7. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.