Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Army of the Potomac —
Capt. John G. Hazard
1st. New York Battery B, Four 10 pounders
Lieut. Albert S. Sheldon, Capt. James M. Rorty, Lieut Robert E. Rodgers
1st. Rhode Island Battery A, Six 3 inch Rifles
Capt. William A. Arnold
1st. Rhode Island Battery B, Four 12 pounders
Lieut. T. Frederick Brown, Lieut. Wm. S. Perrin
1st. U.S. Battery I, Six 12 pounders
Lieut George A. Woodruff, Lieut. Tully McCrea
4th. U.S. Battery A, Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Alonzo H. Cushing, Sergt. Frederick Fuger
July 1 Marched from Uniontown Md. at 2 p.m. Went into position at 11 p.m. on the Taneytown Road three miles from Gettysburg.
July 2 Moved with the Corps at daylight and went into position on the Corps battle line in the order from right to left as mentioned. The Batteries were engaged toward night with some loss.
July 3 Engaged with the Confederate Artillery in front at 8 a.m. and along the whole line at 1 p.m. and assisted in repulsing Longstreet's assault in the afternoon.
Casualties. Killed 3 officers 24 men. Wounded 5 officers
Erected 1912 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 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.79′ N, 77° 14.132′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located at the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge 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. Lt. Alonzo Cushing (a few steps from this marker); Pettigrew and Trimble's Attack (a few steps from this marker); Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Army of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - West and North (a few steps from this marker); Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Alexander Webb (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Capt. John G. Hazard. Capt. Hazard described the situation before Longstreet's assault in his report:
The batteries did not at first reply, till the fire (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.