Cumberland Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth
United States Volunteers
— 1807 - 1864 —
James Samuel Wadsworth
United States Volunteers
1807 - 1864
in command of
First Division First Army Corps
Battle of Gettysburg
July 1, 2, 3 1863
Volunteer aid-de-camp with the rank of Major on personal staff of Brigadier General Irvin McDowell at Battle of Manassas July 21, 1861.
Brigadier General U.S.V. August 23, and from August 27, 1861 to March 12, 1862, in command of a brigade of New York regiments in McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac.
Military Governor of District of Columbia Mar. 17 to Nov. 19, 1862.
Commanded First Division, First Corps, from December 23 to 26, 1862; First Corps, December 26, 1862 to January 4, 1863; First Division, First Corps January 4 to February 27; First Corps, February 27 to March 8; and First Division, First Corps, March 9 to March 22; March 25 to May 17; May 27 to July 15, 1863.
Assigned October 9, to special duty-inspection of colored troops to December 19, 1863. Detailed January 9, 1864; on Court of Inquiry.
Ordered March 15, 1864, to report to Gen. Meade.
Appointed Brevet Major General U.S.V., to rank from May 6, 1864 for gallant conduct at the Battle of Gettysburg and the Wilderness.
Erected 1914 by State of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1927.
Location. 39° 50.297′ N, 77° 14.863′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. 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. Trapped in the Cut (here, next to this marker); Davis's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 147th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 56th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial14th Regiment New York State Militia (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. General Wadsworth. Before the war, Wadsworth had managed his family estate in Geneseo, New York, and had entered politics with the Free Soil and later Republican Parties. (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Site of Wadsworth's Mortal Wounding. Another memorial marks the site of General Wadsworth's mortal wounding at the battle of the Wilderness, in Virginia. (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,454 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 7. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 8. submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 9. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.