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

Union Counterthrust

July 3, 1863

 
 
Union Counterthrust Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Union Counterthrust Marker
Inscription.  From this position green troops of Vermont struck the flank of Pickett's division even as its front ranks were locked in savage struggle at the Angle. This section helped turn the Confederate high tide.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.691′ N, 77° 14.203′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located on a foot trail leading from the Copse of Trees out to the Codori Farm. 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. 13th Vermont (here, next to this marker); Wright's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 59th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Regulars
Union Counterthrust Marker with view of the Angle image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 5, 2011
2. Union Counterthrust Marker with view of the Angle
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
13th Vermont and Union Counterthrust Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. 13th Vermont and Union Counterthrust Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 963 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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