Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - Fifth Corps
Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps First Division
Col. Jacob B. Sweitzer
9th. 32d. Massachusetts 4th. Michigan
62d. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 2 After 4 p.m. moved from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek with the Division left in front to support of Third Corps line. Third Brigade was detached to occupy Little Round Top and the Brigade crossed Plum Run followed by First Brigade and went into position on the edge of woods west of the Wheatfield facing partly toward the Rose House First Brigade on the right. Brig. Gen. Kershaw's supported by Brig. Gen. Semmes's Brigade having attacked this position and First Brigade having retired the Brigade retired across the Wheatfield Road and formed on the north side of the woods facing the road when by order of Brig. Gen. J. Barnes the Brigade advanced to the
Casualties. Killed 6 officers 61 men. Wounded 26 officers 213 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 120 men. Total 427.
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° 47.779′ N, 77° 14.633′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of DeTrobriand Avenue and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling east on DeTrobriand Avenue. Located in the Wheatfield at 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 4th Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bloody Wheatfield (within shouting distance of this marker); 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 57th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 115th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Third Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.