Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Garden's Battery - Henry's Battalion
Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet's Corps Hood's Division
Henry's Battalion Garden's Battery
The Palmetto Light Artillery
Two Napoleons, Two 10 pounder Parrotts
July 2 In reserve near here but not engaged.
July 3 In position here and actively engaged in firing upon the Union lines within range. About 5 p.m. aided in repelling cavalry under Brig. Gen. Farnsworth which had charged into the valley between this point and Round Top.
July 4 Occupied position near by and west of this until 6 p.m. Then withdrew from the field.
Losses not reported in detail.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is July 2.
Location. 39° 47.201′ N, 77° 15.241′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located in the Warfield Ridge section of 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 Law's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Alabamians! (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Alabama Infantry - Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry's Battalion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (about 500 feet away); Longstreet Attacks (about 600 feet away); Benning's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
1. Garden's Battery Position
In direct contrast to the text on the tablet, several sources indicate the battery was not posted on Warfield Ridge on July 3. Bradley M. Gottfried, in The Artillery of Gettysburg, indicates that both Garden's and Latham's Batteries were detached from Henry's Battalion and posted to the vicinity of the Peach Orchard. There the batteries engaged Federal guns on both Little Round Top and the south end of Cemetery Ridge.
— Submitted 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 914 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.