Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rodes's Division - Ewell's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Rodes's Division
2nd. 4th. 14th. 30th. North Carolina Infantry
July 1 Soon after Iverson's and O'Neal's Brigade had each suffered the repulse of three regiments with heavy losses Ramseur's Brigade moved from its position here and vigorously assailed the right wing of the Union forces. The 14th and 30th regiments with O'Neal's 3rd Alabama turned the flank of the Union troops while the 2nd and 4th regiments together with Doles's Brigade and part of O'Neal's struck them in the rear. A struggle ensued in which both sides suffered severely and the conflict here only ended with the retreat of the Union Corps from Seminary Ridge. In that retreat the Brigade made active pursuit and captured many prisoners.
July 2 Skirmishing on the southern borders of the town.
July 3 In sunken road southwest of town.
July 4 In line on Seminary Ridge. At night began the march to Hagerstown.
Present 1090. Killed 20. Wounded 129. Missing 44. Total 196.
Erected 1910 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 2003.
Location. 39° 50.903′ N, 77° 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. The King William Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Army Corps (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eternal Peace Light (about 300 feet away); Hardaway Alabama Artillery (about 300 feet away); Daniel's Brigade (about 300 feet away); General Rodes Attacks (about 400 feet away); Eternal Light Peace Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Orange Artillery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. S. D. Ramseur. Ramseur described the afternoon fighting in his report:
After resting about fifteen minutes, I received orders to send two regiments to the support of Colonel O'Neal, and with the remaining two to support Iverson. I immediately detached the Second and Fourth North Carolina troops to support O'Neal, and with the Fourteenth and Thirtieth hastened to the support of Iverson. ... I requested Colonel [C. A.] Battle, Third Alabama, to join me, which he cheerfully did. With these regiments (Third Alabama, Fourteenth and Thirtieth North Carolina), I turned the enemy's strong position in a body of woods, surrounded by a stone fence, by attacking en masse on his right flank, driving him back, and getting (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on July 21, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on July 21, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.