Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
142d Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brigade, 3rd Division
(Back Left of Cross):
Present at Gettysburg 336 Officers & Men
Killed & died of wounds 4 officers 27 men
Wounded 10 officers 100 men
Captured or missing 2 officers 68 men
Total loss 211
(Back Right of Cross):
Total loss 809
Killed & died of wounds 7 officers & 133 men
Wounded 21 officers 409 men
Died of disease etc. 81 men
Captured or missing 2 officers 150 men
(Back of Cross):
July 1 a.m. marched from near Emmitsburg reaching this field via Willoughby Run. Formed line facing northward. Occupied this position. Changed to support artillery. Reformed here & engaged a brigade composed of then 26, 27 & 52 N.C. Infantry. In the afternoon outflanked & retired firing into a position near the Seminary here. Engaged a Brigade composed of the 1, 12, 13 & 14 S.C. Infantry. After a gallant fight again outflanked & retired to Cemetery Hill. July 2 in position at Cemetery Hill. July 3 moved half a mile to the left & exposed to the artillery fire
Recruited in Mercer, Westmoreland, Somerset, Union, Monroe, Pike, Fayette, Venango & Luzerne Counties.
Mustered in Aug. 1862
Mustered out May 29, 1865
Poplar Spring Church
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 49.964′ N, 77° 15.051′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on the First Day Battlefield, just south of McPherson Woods, 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abner Doubleday (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th New York Cavalry (about 300 feet away); 151st Pennsylvania InfantryFirst Brigade (about 400 feet away); Third Division (about 500 feet away); 80th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Major Gen. John F. Reynolds (about 600 feet away); Fight Like the Devil (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry. A short history of the regiment. Colonel Robert P. Cummins commanding the regiment was mortally wounded on McPherson Ridge. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on January 3, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 7, 8. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.