Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery
First Brigade - Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac
First Brigade Horse Artillery
Batteries B & L Second U.S. Artillery
Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Edward Heaton Commanding
July 2 Arrived near the battlefield at 5.30 a.m. and reported to Major General Alfred Pleasanton who ordered the Battery to be held in reserve until near dark when it was moved back two miles on the Baltimore Pike for the night.
July 3 Moved to the front and was ordered to the position occupied the day before but being subject to the severe Artillery fire the Battery was ordered to retire out of range and there remained until the close of the battle.
Erected 1907 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° 48.47′ N, 77° 13.854′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasonton Avenue and Taneytown Road (Pennsylvania Highway 134), on the right when traveling westTouch 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. First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Sixth Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Hummelbaugh Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Reserve (within shouting distance of this marker); Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st West Virginia Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Battalion of Engineers (about 500 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. Heaton's Battery at Gettysburg
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,011 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 30, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 25, 2012, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.