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
Carter's, Fry's, Page's, and Reese's Batteries
Four 10 pounder Parrotts, Six 3 inch Rifles and
July 1 Arrived on the field soon after noon and rendered very effective service in the day's battle.
July 2 Held in readiness for action but was not engaged.
July 3 The Parrotts and Rifled guns were placed on Seminary Ridge near the railroad cut and took part in the great cannonade preceding Longstreet's assault.
July 4 After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.
Losses. Killed 6 wounded 35 missing 24. Total 65.
Ammunition expended 1898 rounds.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 39° 50.873′ N, 77° 14.576′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from North Confederate Avenue, on the left when 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. Iverson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); The Orange Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); General Rodes Attacks (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodes's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Peace Light (within shouting distance of this marker); The Morris Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Jeff Davis Artillery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Lieut. Col. Thomas H. Carter. Col. Carter describes the actions of his guns succinctly in his official report:
The batteries fired with very decided effect, compelling the infantry to take shelter in the railroad cut, and causing them to change front on their right. The enemy's guns replied slowly. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.