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. Joseph J. Bartlett
5th. Maine 121st. New York
95th. 96th. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 2 The Brigade arrived late in the day and was formed in two lines to support Fifth Corps of which the troops in front were giving ground. The Third Brigade Third Division was formed on the left and then advanced to the front. Remained in same position during the night. The 121st New York was detached from the Brigade on its arrival and supported Battery L 1st Ohio until the close of the battle.
July 3 The Third Brigade Third Division was assigned to Brig. Gen. Bartlett's command which was in an advanced position. Late in the day the Third Brigade Third Division in a second line at an interval of 200 yards supported First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps in an advance through the Wheatfield and the woods on the south but soon after being engaged the Third Brigade Third Division advanced to the front and the combined forces captured about 200 prisoners of Brig. Gen. Benning's Brigade and the colors of the 15th Georgia. At dark the Brigade
Casualties. Killed 1 man. Wounded 4 men. Total 5.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 47.721′ N, 77° 14.184′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling west. Located in Plum Run Valley 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. 95th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Maine Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 500 feet away); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 600 feet away); 98th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); 139th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett. General Bartlett describes the action on July 3, which essentially
About 5 p.m. I was ordered by Major-General Sedgwick to cooperate with Brigadier-General Crawford, commanding Pennsylvania Reserves, in a movement against the supposed position of General Hood's division. The Reserves moved in a single line of battle, the Third Brigade, Third Division, under command of Colonel Nevin, Sixty-second New York Volunteers, forming a second line at an interval of 200 yards. Skirmishing commenced soon after leaving our original position, immediately followed by heavier firing. The first line was partly relieved by the second after being engaged about twenty minutes. At dusk the line was recalled, and occupied a position during the night a few hundred yards in advance of the original one. (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 643 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.