Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery
Artillery Brigade - Second Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Battery A Fourth U.S. Artillery
Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Alonzo H. Cushing and Sergt. Frederick Fuger
July 2 Arrived and took position with the brigade of Brig. General A.S. Webb Second Division Second Corps and took part in the Artillery engagements during the day.
July 3 Engaged in the repulse of Longstreet's assault and lost all its officers killed or wounded and all the guns but one and all its horses but three were disabled. Lieut. Cushing was killed while firing the last shot from the only effective gun. After the repulse of Longstreet's assault the Battery was withdrawn.
Casualties. Killed 1 officer and 5 men. Wounded 1 officer and 31 men.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.79′ N, 77° 14.149′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock 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. Lt. Alonzo Cushing (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettigrew and Trimble's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - West and North (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Regarding Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery. Sgt. Fuger, who assumed command of the battery after the repulse, went on to lead a full military career lasting over 40 years. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg, Fuger rose to the rank of Major before retiring. After his retirement he was granted a promotion to Lt. Col., along with the thanks of Congress.
Also see . . . Faithful unto Death. Detailed discussion of Cushing's actions at Gettysburg. (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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