Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
2nd. 15th. 17th. 20th. Georgia Infantry
July 2 Arrived and formed line about 4 p.m. in rear of Law's and Robertson's Brigades and moving forward in support of these took prominent part in the severe conflict which resulted in the capture of Devil's Den together with a number of prisoners and three guns of the 4th New York Battery.
July 3 Held Devil's Den and the adjacent crest of Rocky Ridge until late in the evening when under orders the Brigade retired to position near here. Through mistake of orders the 15th Georgia did not retire directly but moved northward encountered a superior Union force and suffered considerable loss.
July 4 Occupied breastworks near here facing southward until midnight.
July 5 About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown, Md.
Present about 1500. Losses 509.
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 1766.
Location. 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. Henry's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Bachman's Battery - Henry's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Touring the Battlefield (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Campaign (about 500 feet away); Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Law's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Texas (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. Benning's Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning. Gen. Benning described the advance forward from Warfield Ridge to the Devil's Den in his official report:
Thus, what we had to encounter were thirteen guns, and two, if not more, lines of infantry posted on mountain heights. The intervening spur over which we had to march to reach the first line was nearly all open. (Submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.