Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
2d. 15th. 17th. 20th. Georgia Infantry
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1865.
Location. 39° 47.47′ N, 77° 14.607′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located in the Devils Den section 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. Civil War Photography (within shouting distance of this marker); The Attack on Devil's Den (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robertson's Brigade 4th New York Independent Battery (about 400 feet away); Devil's Den and the Slaughter Pen (about 400 feet away); Smith's New York Battery (about 500 feet away); The Fight for Devil's Den (about 500 feet away); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet 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. Benning's Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning. Benning summarized the conclusion of the fighting at the Devil's Den:
Indeed, to hold the ground we had appeared a difficult task. The shells of the enemy from the adjacent mountain were incessantly bursting along the summit of the peak, and every head that showed itself was the target for a Minie ball. Several attempts by flank movements were made to dislodge us, but by the gallantry of the regiments on the right and left they all failed. We held the position until late next day, when we were ordered back to the crest of the wooded hill from which we first saw the enemy on the clay before. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.