Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Company B, 20th Maine
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1932.
Location. 39° 47.322′ N, 77° 14.091′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Wright Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located southeast of Little Round Top 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. Twentieth Maine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); …built for defense (about 600 feet away); 9th Pennsylvania Reserves (about 700 feet away); Law's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Third Brigade (about 800 feet away); 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (about 800 feet away); The Tenacious 20th Maine (approx. 0.2 miles away); 9th Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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. 20th Maine at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain. Chamberlain records the effect of Morrill's skirmishers as the 20th Maine surged forward:
Meantime Captain Morrill with his skirmishers (sent out from my left flank), with some dozen or fifteen of the U.S. Sharpshooters who had put themselves under his direction, fell upon the enemy as they were breaking, and by his demonstrations, as well as his well-directed fire, added much to the effect of the charge. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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