Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - Second Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Second Corps First Division
Col. John R. Brooke
27th. Connecticut (2 Cos.)
2d. Delaware 64th. New York
53d. 145th. (7 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry
July 2 Arrived early in the morning took position on the line from Cemetery Hill to Round Top and was the right Brigade of Division. Between 5 and 6 p.m. went with Division to Wheatfield and advanced in reserve until the Division had forced back the Confederates to the further end when the Brigade advanced on the left of Third Brigade across a marsh to the crest of a wooded hill. The Union line along the Emmitsburg Road having soon thereafter been forced back by Brig. Gen. Semmes's, Brig. Gen. Kershaw's and Brig. Gen. Wofford's Brigades which advanced in front and on the right flank. Brig. Gen. Anderson's Brigade advancing on the left flank the Brigade retired with the Division and resumed its former place in Corps line.
Casualties. Killed 8 officers 46 men. Wounded 38 officers 246 men. Captured or missing 51 men. Total 389.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 47.704′ N, 77° 14.82′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Brooke Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located in the Rose Woods in 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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. 64th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Semmes's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Regiment Delaware Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers Position (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Connecticut Infantry (within 145th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Col. John R. Brooke. Col. Brooke described the fighting in the Rose Woods in his official report:
I now found my flanks threatened by a strong force of the enemy, and immediately sent an officer to the general commanding the division for assistance, and finding also a part of the Third Brigade close at hand, I immediately ordered them in and held my ground. Both my aides being wounded, and myself severely bruised, I with great difficulty was able to maintain a proper knowledge of the enemy. Being notified about this time that a heavy column of the enemy was coming upon my left, I immediately took measures to meet them, sending word to that effect to the general commanding. I held them at bay for some time, when word was brought (Submitted on January 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on April 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.