Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
81st Pennsylvania Infantry
1st Brigade, 1st Division
— 2nd Corps —
1st Brig. 1st Div. 2nd Corps.
Present at Gettysburg 175 officers and men
Killed and died of wounds 9 men
Wounded 5 officers and 40 men
Captured or missing 8 men
Total loss 62
Mustered in August 6 to October 27 1861
Re-enlisted December 23 1863
Mustered out June 29 1865
Fair Oaks - Spotsylvania
Peach Orchard - North Anna
Savage's Station - Totopotomoy
White Oak Swamp - Cold Harbor
Glendale - Petersburg
Malvern Hill - Strawberry Plains
Antietam - Deep Bottom
Fredericksburg - Reams Station
Chancellorsville - Petersburg (Squirrel Level Road)
Gettysburg - White Oak Road
Bristoe Station - Southerland Station
Kelly's Ford - Amelia Court House
Mine Run - Farmville (Cumberland Church)
Died of disease etc. 2 officers
Wounded 44 officers and 516 men
Captured or missing 3 officers and 130 men
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 6, 1861.
Location. 39° 47.795′ N, 77° 14.518′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Ayres Avenue, on the right 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. 61st New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Connecticut Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Division (about 400 feet away); 30th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 81st 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 1,102 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.