Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Irish Brigade
Second Brigade, First Division
July 2, 1863. 6 p.m.
63. 69. 88.
New York Infantry
Casualties 63. 69. 88.
Killed 5. 5. 7.
Wounded 10. 14. 17.
Missing 8. 6. 4.
The Brigade entered the battle under command of Colonel Patrick Kelly 530 strong, of which this contingent, comprising three battalions of two companies each, numbered 240 men. The original strength of these battalions was 3,000 men. The Brigade participated with great credit to itself and the race it represented, in every battle of the Army of the Potomac in which the Second Corps was engaged, from Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862, to Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865.
in memory of Capt. James McK.Rorty and
four men who fell at the Bloody Angle July 3, 1863. The
Battery was mustered in December 9, 1861 as part of the
Irish Brigade it was detached therefrom and at
Gettysburg was consolidated with Battery B, 1st N.Y. Artillery
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 47.825′ N, 77° 14.704′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Sickles Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located near the "Loop" on Stony Hill 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. 5th Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Field Hospital of the 32nd Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 66th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 52nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 57th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Meagher's Irish Brigade. Short history of the brigade with links to the regimental service histories. (Submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,536 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on January 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.