Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Army of the Potomac —
Col. Charles H. Tompkins
Mass. 1st Battery A, Six 12 pounder
Capt William H. McCartney
New York 1st Battery, Six 3 inch Rifles
Capt. Andrew Cowan
New York 3d Battery, Six 10 pounder Parrotts
Capt. William A. Harn
1st Rhode Island Battery C, Six 3 inch Rifles
Capt. Richard Waterman
1st Rhode Island Battery G, Six 10 pounder Parrotts
Capt. George W. Adams
2d U.S. Battery D, Six 12 pounders
Lieut. Edward B. Williston
2d U.S. Battery G, Six 12 pounders
Lieut. John H. Butler
5th U.S. Battery F, Six 10 pounder Parrott
Lieut. Leonard Martin
July 2 Arrived in the afternoon and evening from Manchester Md. and the artillery was placed under the orders of Brig. Gen. H. J. Hunt Chief of Artillery of the army.
July 3 The Batteries were placed in reserve on different portions of the field so as to be available but with the exception of 1st New York Battery were not actively engaged.
Casualties. Killed 4 men. Wounded 2 officers 6 men. Total 12.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.122′ N, 77° 14.053′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Sedgwick Avenue and United States Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Sedgwick Avenue. 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 G, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Third Division (about 400 feet away); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (about 500 feet away); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); 1st New Jersey Brigade (about 600 feet away); 2nd Connecticut Light Battery (about 600 feet away); First Volunteer Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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