Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers
1st Brigade, 2nd Division
1st Brigade, 2d Div.
Erected by State of Minnesota
On July 3rd 1863 the survivors of this Regiment
(See large monument 1/3 mile south of this)
aided here in repelling Pickett's Charge and ran hence to
the aid of Webb's Brigade taking a conspicuous part in the
counter-charge which successfully ended the conflict
losing then 17 additional killed and wounded and capturing
Confederate flag. There captains Nathan S. Messick and
Wilson B. Farrell successfully commanding the regiment, were killed.
Total killed and wounded in the battle 232, out of 330 engaged.
Erected 1893 by State of Minnesota.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.629′ N, 77° 14.165′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located south of the "Copse of Trees" and near the U.S. Regulars Memorial on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg 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. 82nd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 20th New York State Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg.
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