Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - Sixth Corps
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps First Division
Brig. Gen. Alfred T.A. Torbert
1st. 2d. 3d. 15th. New Jersey Infantry
July 2 Arrived at 4 p.m. from Manchester Md. a distance by the route taken of about 35 miles having halted an hour only. After sunset moved to the last slope of the north side of Little Round Top and arrived there at dark was held in reserve until morning.
July 3 Moved to a position southwest of the Weikert house and remained until the close of the battle not engaged except on the skirmish line.
Casualties. Wounded 11 men.
Erected 1912 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 1684.
Location. 39° 48.037′ N, 77° 14.059′ 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 Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st New Jersey Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sixth Corps (about 300 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 500 feet away); Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 800 feet away); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named First Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Brig. Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert. General Torbert stated his brigade began the march to Gettysburg at 10 p.m. on July 1, marching through the morning to arrive in the afternoon of July 2:
On the night of July 1, about 10 o clock, the brigade started from near Manchester, Md., for Gettysburg. The distance by the route we marched was about 35 miles, and we made it by 4 p.m. on the 2d, only stopping an hour, about 1 p.m. on the 2d, to make coffee. We rested near the battle-field about two hours, when we were ordered to the left of the line, where we arrived about dark, with only 25 men absent, and they came up by the morning. The brigade was held in this position in reserve till morning. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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 766 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.