Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - First Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
First Corps Second Division
Brig. Gen. Henry Baxter
12th. Mass. 83d. 97th. New York
11th. 88th. 90th. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 1 Arrived about noon took position on right of Corps on Mummasburg Road with Second Brigade First Division on left. Repulsed an attack of Col. O'Neal's Brigade then changed front and with the assistance of Second Brigade First Division captured 1000 prisoners and three stand of colors of Brig. Gen. Iverson's Brigade. Afterwards relieved by First Brigade and retired to the Railroad cut to support Battery B 4th U.S. At 4 p.m. retired to Cemetery Hill and constructed breastworks.
The 11th Penna. was transferred to the First Brigade.
July 2 About 10 a.m. relieved by Second Brigade Second Division Second Corps and placed in reserve. At 4. p.m. supported a Battery of Eleventh Corps. At sunset moved to the support of Third Corps then returned to support of Eleventh Corps.
July 3 Moved to the rear of the Cemetery early in the morning in support of Twelfth Corps. At 2 p.m. formed on right and rear of Third Division Second Corps and there remained until the close of the battle.
The Brigade went into action with less than 1200 men.
Casualties. Killed 7 officers 3 men. Wounded 31 officers 227 men. Captured or missing 12 officers
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 1997.
Location. 39° 50.56′ N, 77° 14.543′ 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 marker. 97th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 83rd New York Infantry (9th Regiment N.Y.S.M.) (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 107th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); 104th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); Second Division (about 300 feet away); John Cleveland Robinson (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. Second Brigade, Second Divison, First Corps at Gettysburg
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. Henry Baxter. In his official report, General Baxter described the early afternoon fighting on Oak Ridge:
Indications being that we should be attacked on our right flank, I at once changed front by filing to the right and forming forward on first (Submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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 886 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on April 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.