Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
16th Maine Infantry
1st Brigade, 2nd Division
— 1st Corps —
1st Brig. 2d Div.
July 1st, 1863, fought here from 1 o'clock until 4 p.m. when the division was forced to retire, by command of Gen. Robinson to Col. Tilden, the Regiment was moved to the right, near the Mummasburg Road, as indicated by a marker there, with orders "to hold the position at any cost."
July 2d & 3d, in position with the division on Cemetery Hill.
Wounded. 8 officers. 54 men.
Captured. 11 Officers. 148 men.
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1859.
Location. 39° 50.495′ N, 77° 14.57′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Doubleday Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located on the Oak Ridge section 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 markerFirst Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 94th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 97th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (about 500 feet away); Second Division (about 600 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. 16th Maine at Gettysburg
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,260 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.