Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps Second Division
Col. Pennock Heuy
2d. 4th. New York 6th. Ohio (10 Cos.)
8th. Pennsylvania Cavalry
Participated in the Gettysburg Campaign with the Division until it arrived at Hanover Junction Pa.
June 30 The Commander of the Division ordered the Brigade to Manchester and all the roads were held by pickets until the afternoon of the 3d.
July 3 Orders were received to go via Westminster to Emmitsburg to take possession of that place.
July 4 Moved to Westminster and received supplies and marched to Emmitsburg arriving at noon.
Pursuant to orders the Brigade joined Third Division Cavalry Corps.
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 June 30, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.493′ N, 77° 14.079′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasonton Avenue and Humphres AvenueTouch 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. 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 2d Corps Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Colonel Pennock Huey. Short biography of Colonel Huey. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.