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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

12th Massachusetts

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division,

 

— 1st Corps —

 
12th Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 12th Massachusetts Marker
On the front of the marker is the circle or "moon" symbol of First Corps.
Inscription.  
July 3, 1863
12th Massachusetts
Webster Reg't.
2nd. Brig., 2nd. Div., 1st. Corps.

 
Erected 1885.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 49.03′ N, 77° 14.005′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located in the parking lot for the old visitor center at 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. 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Gettysburg National Military Park (about 300 feet away); Alexander Hays (about 300 feet away); 126th New York Infantry
12th Massachusetts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 12th Massachusetts Marker
The marker indicates the position of the regiment on the third day of battle.
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(about 300 feet away); Gettysburg Address (about 400 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. 12th Massachusetts at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  History of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
View from 12th Massachusetts Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. View from 12th Massachusetts Line
Looking northwest from the marker location. The 12th Massachusetts covered the ground between Cemetery Hill and the north end of Cemetery Ridge on July 3, 1863.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,260 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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