Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division
— 1st Corps —
2nd Brig. 2nd Div. 1st Corps.
was heavily engaged July 1st 1863 on Oak
Ridge and Mummasburg Road where the
granite tree monument stands. Upon retirement
of the Corps, it was formed in line of battle
on Cemetery Hill, supporting a battery. On the
evening of July 2nd, was ordered to this
position and deployed as skirmishers, advancing
beyond the Emmitsburg Road. The Confederate
General Barksdale, who had fallen
mortally wounded in the attack upon the
3rd Corps, was found upon the field and
carried to the rear by men of this reg't. After
dark the reg't returned to Cemetery Hill.
On the 3rd it moved to the east or rear of
Cemetery Hill, in support of the 12th Corps,
engaged on Culp's Hill, then to the support
of batteries upon the brow of the hill, and
soon after, at the time of assault upon the
2nd Corps, the reg't changed position on
the double quick and joined their line
of battle at Zeigler's Grove, as indicated
the eagle monument there.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.38′ N, 77° 14.099′ 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. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); That Order Meant Death (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Division (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 90th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 90th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment(Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 914 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.