Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - First Corps
Army of the Potomac
First Corps First Division
Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler
7th. Indiana 76th. 84th. 95th. 147th. New York
56th (9 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry
July 1 Arrived at 9.45 a.m. and took position on the right of Reynold's Woods. The 76th and 147th New York and 56th Penna. north of the railroad cut were fiercely attacked by Brig. Gen. Davis's Brigade Major Gen. Heth's Division but the 84th and 95th New York assisted by the 6th Wisconsin made a charge on the cut through which Brig. Gen. Davis's Brigade attempted to retreat and captured many prisoners and two stand of colors. The Brigade held its first position and went into position on Oak Ridge on the left of Second Division and assisted in the capture of a large part of Brig. Gen. Iverson's Brigade. Remained under a heavy fire until 4 p.m. when it retired by order of the General commanding to Cemetery Hill and took position on Culp's Hill. The 7th Indiana here joined the Brigade.
July 2 At night the 84th and 147th New York went to the support of Third Brigade Second Division Twelfth Corps and was actively engaged remaining
July 3 Repulsed an attack in the morning and remained in position until the close of the battle.
Casualties Killed 6 officers 122 men. Wounded 44 officers 465 men. Captured or missing 2 officers 363 men. Total 1002.
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 July 1865.
Location. 39° 50.352′ N, 77° 14.829′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located north of the Second Railroad Cut 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. M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 56th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 76th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth (about 400 feet away); Davis's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Trapped in the Cut (about 400 feet away); 147th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers.list of markers that are related to this marker. Second Brigade, First Division, First Corps at Gettysburg
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler. In his official report, General Cutler described how his brigade first went into battle:
I moved forward across the railroad with the Seventy-sixth New York Volunteers, One hundred and forty-seventh New York Volunteers, and the Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, immediately formed in line of battle, and found myself engaged with a vastly superior force of the enemy, advancing in two lines, at short range, in front and on my right flank. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 4. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.