Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division
from the evening of
July 2nd 1863
until the morning of July 3rd
the principal monument is erected on
Oak Ridge the scene of the First Day's Battle
Erected by survivors
August 27, 1883.
Erected 1883 by Survivors of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
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° 48.389′ N, 77° 14.103′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Hancock Avenue and Humphreys Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Hancock Avenue. Located south of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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. First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); That Order Meant Death (a 12th Massachusetts (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Batteries C & F, Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Pennsylvania Remembers (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The 88th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers. More information about the regiment. (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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