Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
155th Pennsylvania Volunteers
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps
July 2d. 3d. & 4th. 1863.
Organized at Pittsburg
Sept. 2nd. 1862.
Mustered out of service
June 6th. 1865.
Mine Run, Wilderness,
North Anna River,
Engaged in 33 battles
Killed in action - 134.
Died of disease
and wounds - 167.
Erected by Survivors
Cold Harbor, Petersburg,
Weldon R.R., Peebles' Farm,
Boydton Plank Road,
White Oak Road,
Five Forks, Sailors Creek,
Erected 1886 by Survivors of the 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers, State of Pennsylvania.
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° 47.576′ N, 77° 14.191′ 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. 146th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); Signal Corps U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery L, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eye of General Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Fishhook (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Valley of Death (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
More about this marker. When first dedicated, this monument was simply a pedestal, paid for by the veterans. Later Pennsylvania offered money to the veterans organizations for monuments at Gettysburg. The survivors of the 155th opted to have a statue placed atop their pedestal. The addition was dedicated in 1889.
Also see . . .
1. 155th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Under the Maltese Cross. Chapter discussing the Regiment's actions at Gettysburg from a history of the Regiment. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,666 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 9. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Mike Santarelli of Glenside, Pennsylvania. 10. submitted on May 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.