Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th Corps Headquarters
Major General George Sykes
5th Corps Headquarters
July 2,3,4, 1863
Erected 1913 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1849.
Location. 39° 47.835′ N, 77° 14.068′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial 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. Fifth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 37th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Co. H. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade10th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Maj. Gen. George Sykes. General Sykes sumarized the fighting of the third day in his official report:
On the 3d, Crawford held his ground in front, sustained by Bartlett's division, of Sedgwick's corps. The troops remained as the day before. Desultory firing from the pickets continued along our front. At 1 p.m. the enemy commenced a furious cannonade from more than one hundred guns, and occasionally a part of it was bestowed on the Fifth and Sixth Corps. It was the prelude to his attack, which soon followed and raged to our right; but, beaten, baffled, and discomfited, he returned to the shelter of the forests west of the Emmitsburg and Gettysburg pike. My artillery on the rocky ridge helped to shatter and disorganize his troops. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.