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
Reilly's, Bachman's, Garden's
and Latham's Batteries
Eleven Napoleons, Four 10 pounder Parrotts,
Two 3 inch Rifles, one 12 pounder Howitzer
and one 6 pounder bronze gun
July 2-3 Occupied this line and took active part in the battle as described on the tablets of the several batteries. The Howitzer, the Bronze gun and one 3 inch Rifle were disabled and three captured 10 pounder Parrotts substituted.
July 4 On a line a little west of this until 6 p.m. then withdrew from the field.
Ammunition expended about 1500 rounds.
Losses Killed 4 wounded 23.
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 1865.
Location. 39° 47.27′ N, 77° 15.239′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located in 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. Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Law's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 400 feet away); Bachman's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Touring the Battlefield (about 500 feet away); Alabamians! (about 500 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Maj. M. W. Henry. Major Henry provided little more than an itinerary of the battalions movements. For July 2, he simply stated:
Left camp, marched to Gettysburg, and took position in the afternoon on the right of our line, and engaged the enemy's artillery with two batteries, Captains Reilly and Latham. During the evening, one 3-inch rifle belonging to Captain Reilly's battery burst. Captured and brought off the field this night three 10-pounder Parrott rifles. (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 784 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.