Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
40th New York Infantry
— 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps —
3rd. Brig. 1st. Div. 3rd. Corps.
July 2, 1863, 4-30 p.m.
This Regiment was mustered in, June 27, 1861. Mustered out, June 27, 1865. Companies B, C, H, & K were from the state of Massachusetts. Casualties in the regiment during the war. Killed officers 9, men, 220. Wounded officers 40, men 692. Missing officers 2, men 266. Total 1229.
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 47.542′ N, 77° 14.427′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Warren Avenue and Crawford Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Warren Avenue. Located in Plum Run Valley (the Valley of Death) 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. 4th Maine Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan Sharpshooters6th New Jersey Volunteers (about 400 feet away); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Devil's Den and the Slaughter Pen (about 500 feet away); 4th New York Independent Battery (about 600 feet away); The Attack on Devil's Den (about 600 feet away); Smith's New York Battery (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 40th New York Infantry. The nickname "Mozart Regiment" derives from the Mozart Hall Committee, which helped organize the unit. (Submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 9. submitted on January 4, 2015.