Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
The ground of the last assault
the Philadelphia Brigade
Gen. Alexander Webb
held this angle July 2d and 3d 1863
casualties in the battle 495
The 72d Penn. Vol's
"Philadelphia Fire Zouaves"
Colonel D.W.C. Baxter
lost 10 officers and 182 men
out of 473 present for duty
the regiment erects this tribute
to the memory of fallen comrades
Erected 1883 by The 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.
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° 48.773′ N, 77° 14.145′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located near the "Copse of Trees" and 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. Pickett's Charge (a few steps from this marker); The High Water MarkBattlefield Landmarks - South and West (a few steps from this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (a few steps from this marker); Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Alonzo Cushing (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,318 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on March 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.