Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
2d Pennsylvania Reserves
— 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps —
1st Brigade 3d Division 5th Corps
Mustered in May 27 1861
Mustered out June 16 1864
Recruited at Philadelphia
the hill in rear to this position and
held it until the afternoon of July 3d
when the brigade advanced through
the woods to the front and left
driving the enemy and capturing
or New Market Cross Roads, Malvern Hill,
Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg,
Bristoe Station, Rappahannock Station,
Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania,
North Anna, Totopotomy, Bethesda Church
24 officers and 249 men
Killed and Died of wounds 9 men
Wounded 2 officers and 25 men
Captured or missing 1 man
Total enrollment 850
Died of disease etc. 2 officers 62 men
Wounded 21 officers 176 men
Captured or missing 5 officers 48 men
Total Casualties 400
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1861.
Location. 39° 47.776′ N, 77° 14.473′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Ayres Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located in the Wheatfield 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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Frederick Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 27th Connecticut Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 2d Pennsylvania Reserves / 31st Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.