Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
First Brigade - Second Division - Fifth Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Second Division First Brigade
Fourteenth U.S. Infantry
Captain Crotius R. Giddings Commanding
July 2 Arrived in the morning and took position with the Brigade and Division near the Twelfth Corps on the right. Moved with the Division from the right to the left of the line and at 5 P. M. with the Brigade moved across Plum Run near Little Round Top and supported the Second Brigade in its advance to the crest of the rocky wooded hill beyond and facing left engaged the Confederates but retired under heavy fire on both flanks and from the rear after the Confederates had possession of the Wheatfield in the rear of the Brigade and went into position on Little Round Top.
July 3 Remained in same position.
July 4 The Regiment with the 12th supported the 2d, 4th and 6th U.S. Infantry in a reconnoissance and developed a force of the Confederate Infantry and Artillery in front.
Casualties Killed 18 men. Wounded 2 officers and 108 men. Missing 4 men.
Erected 1907 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, 1863.
Location. 39° 47.641′ N, 77° 14.445′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Crawford Avenue, on the right when traveling south. 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. 6th New Jersey Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventeenth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelfth U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth New York Independent Battery (about 300 feet away); Sixth U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away); Eleventh U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away); First Brigade (about 300 feet away); Fourth U.S. Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
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 758 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.