Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Army of the Potomac —
Brig. General James Barnes
First Brigade Col. Wm. S. Tilton
Second Brigade Col. J.B. Sweitzer
Third Brigade Col. Strong Vincent, Col. Jas. C. Rice.
July 2. Crossed Rock Creek in the morning and was massed on Baltimore Pike with the Corps until between 4 and 5 p.m. then moved to the left by command of Gen. Sykes to the support of Third Corps line. The Third Brigade in the advance hastened to take possession of Little Round Top. The First and Second Brigades crossed Plum Run and the Wheatfield to the further edge of the woods beyond near the Rose House. First Brigade was formed on the right of Second. These Brigades were more or less engaged until after sundown when with other troops on the line they were compelled to retire to a line extending north from the summit of Little Round Top.
July 3. The Third Brigade was relieved by the First Brigade and joined Second Brigade north of Little Round Top. Remained in these positions until the close of the battle except reconnoissances to the front.
Casualties. Killed 14 officers 153 men. Wounded 55
Erected 1910 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° 47.911′ N, 77° 14.698′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located between the Wheatfield and Peach Orchard sections 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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. 140th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 52nd New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 2nd Position of 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 feet away); Third Brigade (about 400 feet away); 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); 28th Massachusetts Infantry (about 500 feet away); 66th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Brig. Gen. James Barnes. The report of Gen. Barnes offers details of the fighting on two critical sectors - the Wheatfield and Little Round Top. (Submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.