Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Delaware at Gettysburg
The First and Second Delaware Infantry Regiments arrived on the battlefield early on July 2 and took positions in the Federal line along Cemetery Ridge. That day, both units distinguished themselves in fierce fighting. The First defended the Bliss Farm and the Second helped to hold the Wheatfield against the Confederate attempt to turn the Federal left flank. On July 3 the two regiments played key roles in repulsing Lee's assault. They each lost nearly a quarter of their men at Gettysburg and were commended for distinguished service. Three solders received the Medal of Honor. One for heroism under fire and two for the capture of regimental colors. On July 5 the First and Second Delaware with the Army of the Potomac left Gettysburg in pursuit of Lee's Army.
who fought at Gettysburg both Union and Confederate
Erected 2000 by State of Delaware.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 39° 48.966′ N, 77° 13.949′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling south. Located on the south end of the old visitor center parking lot 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. Maryland (a few steps from this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Independent Battery, New York Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Catherine Guinn Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd New York Independent Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away); Battery F, Fifth U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Delaware in the Civil War. "Some bits and pieces of Delaware's Civil War History." (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.