Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
2nd Rhode Island Volunteers
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division
Erected 1886 by State of Rhode Island.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 47.734′ N, 77° 14.046′ 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. 7th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John Sedgwick (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Maine Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured 10th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 2nd Rhode Island at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. A brief history of the regiment. The 2nd Rhode Island is most remembered for its most famous member - Elisha Hunt Rhodes. Rhodes rose from a private in Company D to command the regiment by the end of the war. Rhodes and the 1st Rhode Island seem to have been in every major battle in the Eastern Theater. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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