Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
82nd New York Infantry
2nd New York State Militia
— 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps —
1st Brigade 2nd Division 2nd Corps
July 2nd and 3rd 1863.
Killed 45 Wounded 132 missing 15
On the evening of July 2nd, moved to the Emmitsburg Road to protect flank of Third Corps. Fought there until out-flanked. Returning to this line the Regiment reformed under a galling fire; then advanced, driving the enemy before them; regained their former position, capturing the colors of the 48th Georgia. Among the killed was Colonel Huston commanding the Regiment.
of the enemy's assault
on the afternoon of the 3rd,
the Regiment moved to the right
toward the Copse of Trees
and assisted in repulsing the enemy,
capturing the flags of the
First and Seventh Virginia Regiments.
from Bull Run, July 21st, 1861.
Participating in twenty-nine general engagements until
mustered out June 25th, 1864. Present for duty July 1st a.m.
24 officers and 331 enlisted men.
(Disk above Plaque):
Killed 129, Wounded 436.
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
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° 48.618′ 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 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. 20th New York State Militia (a few steps from this marker); 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division149th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 82nd New York Infantry. Prior to mustering into Federal service, the regiment was the 2nd New York State Militia. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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