Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
3rd. 22nd. 48th. Regiments and 2nd.
Battalion Georgia Infantry
July 2 Formed line in forenoon. Advanced at 6 p.m. and dislodged Union troops posted near the Codori House capturing several guns and many prisoners. Pursuing on broke the Union line at the stone wall south of the angle reached the crest of ridge beyond capturing more guns. The supports on the right being repulsed and those on the left not coming up with both flanks assailed and converging columns threatening its rear it withdrew fighting its way out with heavy losses and unable to bring off the captured guns.
Erected 1910 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 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.706′ 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 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. Union Counterthrust (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont (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); 20th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifteenth Massachusetts Vounteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. A. R. Wright. In his official report, Wright was emphatic, he believed the attack would have been successful if supported:
I have not the slightest doubt but that I should have been able to have maintained my position on the heights, and secured the captured artillery, if there had been a protecting force on my left, or if the brigade on my right had not been forced to retire. We captured over twenty pieces of artillery, all of which we were compelled to abandon. These pieces were taken by the respective regiments composing this brigade, as follows: The Third Georgia, 11 pieces; the Twenty-second Georgia, 3 pieces; the Forty-eighth Georgia, 4 pieces, and the Second Battalion several pieces--the exact number not ascertained, but believed to amount to as many as 5 or 6 pieces. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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 1,138 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.