Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps First Division
Col. William Gamble
8th. 12th. Illinois (4 cos.) 3rd. Indiana
(6 cos.) 8th New York Cavalry
June 30 Started early for Gettysburg and encountered two Mississippi regiments and a section of Artillery and after a short skirmish proceeded to Gettysburg when a detachment of Major Gen. Heth's Division about to enter the town withdrew toward Cashtown leaving pickets for and a half miles from Gettysburg.
July 1 Between 8 and 9 a.m. Confederates advanced in force from Cashtown. The Brigade dismounted and with Battery A 2d U.S. held its position for more than two hours against Infantry and Artillery in superior numbers and until Major Gen. J.F. Reynolds arrived with First Division First Corps after which the Brigade was engaged on the left of the Infantry. On retiring to Cemetery Hill the Brigade took position on left of the town with Second Brigade and later in front of Little Round Top.
July 2 Relieved by Third Corps and marched to Taneytown en route to Westminster.
Casualties Killed 1 officer 12 men. Wounded 6 officers 52 men.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
Location. 39° 50.099′ N, 77° 14.999′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on the First Day Battlefield, north 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Division (a few steps from this marker); Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); "Forward Men" (within shouting distance of this marker); Fight Like the Devil (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Illinois Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Gen. John F. Reynolds (about 300 feet away); Third Division (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
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