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

7th West Virginia Infantry

 
 
7th West Virginia Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 7th West Virginia Infantry Marker
One of three position markers that complement the 7th West Virginia Monument on East Cemetery Hill.
Inscription.  
7th West Virginia
Infantry
July 2, 1863.
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
 
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° 48.951′ N, 77° 13.963′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling south. Located between the Cyclorama Building and 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. Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland (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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery F, Fifth U.S. Artillery
7th West Virginia Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 7th West Virginia Infantry Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Eighth U.S. Infantry (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. 7th West Virginia Infantry at Gettysburg. Follows the charge of July 2.
 
7th West Virginia Infantry Position of July 2 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 7th West Virginia Infantry Position of July 2
The stone wall next to the marker stone runs east to west across the north end of Cemetery Ridge.
 
 
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 1,504 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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