Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General Alexander Webb
Brevet Major General U.S. Army
1835 - 1911
Commanded 69th, 71st, 72nd, and 106th
Pennsylvania Infantry (Philadelphia
Brigade) which resisted Longstreet's
Assault - July 3, 1863
Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1851, Brevet Second Lieutenant Forth U.S. Artillery July 1, 1855, Second Lieutenant Second Artillery Oct. 20, 1855, First Lieutenant April 26, 1861, Captain Eleventh Infantry May 14, 1861, Lieut.-Colonel Forty-Fourth Infantry July 28, 1866, Fifth Infantry March 15, 1869, Honorably discharged at his own request Dec. 5, 1870.
Major First Rhode Island Light Artillery Sept. 14, 1861, Lieut-Colonel Asst. Inspector General by assignment, Aug. 20, 1862 to June 28, 1863.
Brig.-General U.S.V. June 23, 1863, Honorably mustered out of volunteer service Jan. 15, 1866.
In command of 2nd Division, 2nd Corps in the Rapidan Campaign, and 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps in the Wilderness. Severely wounded at Spotsylvania May 12, 1864. Chief of Staff, Army of Potomac Jan 11, 1865 to June 28, 1865. Asst. Inspector General, Division of the Atlantic July 1, 1865 to Feb. 21,
Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor "for distinguished personal gallantry at the battle of Gettysburg" where he was wounded.
Brevetted Major, U.S.A. July 3, 1863, "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa." Lieut.-Colonel Oct. 11, 1863 "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Bristoe Station, Va." Colonel May 13, 1864, "for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Spotsylvania, Va." Brig.-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign terminating with the surrender of the insurgent army under General R.E. Lee." Major-General March 13, 1865 "for gallant and meritorious services during the war."
Brevetted Major-General U.S.V. Aug. 1, 1864 "For gallant and distinguished conduct at the battles of Gettysburg, Pa., Bristoe Station, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania, Va."
Erected 1915 by State of New York.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.777′ N, 77° 14.122′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located near 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. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); First Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Death at the Wall (a few steps from this marker); Against All Odds (a few steps from this marker); A Thunderous Duel (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Maine Regiment (a few steps from this marker); A Change in Plans (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Brig. Gen. Alexander S. Webb. Praising his brigade Webb wrote:
I feel that the general commanding has had abundant proof that as a brigade the Second can be relied upon for the performance of any duty which may be required of it. (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 2,772 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 7. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 8. submitted on February 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.