Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Heth's Division - Hill's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Heth's Division
2nd. 11th. 42nd. Mississippi
55th. North Carolina Infantry
July 1 Formed west of Herr's Tavern crossed Willoughby Run about 10 a.m. Advanced in line and soon encountered artillery supported by 2nd Brigade 1st Division First Corps. The engagement was stubborn. The advance was made to the railroad cut after a short interval the attack was renewed at the cut and the Brigade was forced back losing many killed and wounded. A large force advancing on the right and rear opening a heavy flank fire the order was given to retire. About 3 p.m. the Brigade again moved forward with the Division and reached the suburbs of the town. The Brigade in the advance in the morning reached the railroad cut.
July 2 Not engaged.
July 3 Formed part of the column of Longstreet's assault.
July 4 The Brigade took up the line of march during the night to Hagerstown.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 39° 50.3′ N, 77° 14.87′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the left 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. Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth (a few steps from this marker); Trapped in the Cut (a few steps from this marker); 147th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of 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); 14th Regiment New York State Militia (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Davis's Brigade Tablets at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Reports of Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Davis. Gen. Davis described the advance of his brigade in his official report:
The line of skirmishers advanced, and the brigade moved forward about 1 mile, driving in the enemy's (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 16, 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 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.