Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of the Potomac
Major General John Newton, Brig. General Frank Wheaton
First Brigade Gen. Alex. Shaler
Second Brigade Col. Henry L. Eustis
Third Brigade Col. David J. Nevin
July 2. Arrived about 2 p.m. and late in the day marched toward the north slope of Little Round Top. Third Brigade with Second Brigade First division went into action at sunset on the right of First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps on the northwest slope of Little Round Top and the combined force drove the advancing Confederates back down the slope across Plum Run marsh and a hundred yards up the slope beyond. First and Second Brigades were in reserve on the slope beyond. First and Second Brigades were in reserve on the northeast slope of Little Round Top.
July 3. First Brigade was ordered to the left and at 8 a.m. to the support of Second Division Twelfth Corps on the right. Second Brigade was sent to the right centre to report to Gen. Newton. The Third Brigade remained under the command of Gen. Bartlett supporting First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps in the vicinity of the Wheatfield.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1931.
Location. 39° 48.058′ N, 77° 14.057′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick 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. First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st New Jersey Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sixth Corps (about 400 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Connecticut Light Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.