Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th Maine Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
2nd Brig. 1st Div. 6th Corps
Occupied this position from
evening of July 2nd until
close of battle.
Mustered into the U.S. service Portland, Me.
June 24, 1861. Served with the Army of the
Potomac in the field from 1st Bull Run to
Petersburg. Mustered out Portland, June 27, 1864.
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 47.718′ N, 77° 14.1′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the left 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. Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers 7th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away); First Massachusetts Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away); 95th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
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 995 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.