Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
4th Pennsylvania Cavalry
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division
Army of the Potomac.
junction of White Run and Baltimore Turnpike. Ordered to
report to Head Quarters, Army of the Potomac.
Supported a Battery temporarily near this position.
on picket at night. Returning late in the afternoon of the 3rd to
Second Cavalry Division.
Mustered in Aug. 15 to Oct. 30, 1861 Re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1864
Mustered out July 1, 1865
Recruited in Northampton, Allegheny, Westmoreland, Indiana,
Venango, Lebanon, and Luzerne Counties
Total enrollment 1930
Died of disease etc. officers 3 men 252 Total 255
Wounded officers 21 men 248 Total 269
Captured or missing officers 5 men 266 Total 271
From Mechanicsville June 26, 1862
Appomattox April 9, 1865.
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic Animals • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.286′ N, 77° 14.072′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 15th Battery New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Auxiliary Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Volunteer Brigade (about 300 feet away); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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