Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade
Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Fourth Alabama Infantry
July 2 Left New Guilford 25 miles distant at 3 a.m. arrived here and formed line about 4 p.m. and under fire from Smith's Union Battery on rocky ridge and the sharpshooters in Plum Run Valley. Advanced at once against the Union position on Little Round Top. The regiment encountered the 83d Penna. and right wing of the 20th Maine. The conflict lasted until night-fall.
July 3 Occupied breastwork on western slope of Round Top with firing on skirmish line. At 5 p.m. intercepted near the Slyder House and aided in repulsing the Union cavalry under Brig.-Gen. Farnsworth and pursued it into the forest south of the valley. About 11 p.m. the regiment under orders resumed position near here and lay inactive the next day and night.
July 5 About 5 a.m. began the march to Hagerstown.
Present officers and men about 275. Killed and wounded 87.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1865.
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. Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabamians! (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry's Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benning's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Touring the Battlefield (about 600 feet away); Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 600 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 4th Alabama Infantry. Short history of the regiment. (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 1,256 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.