Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
20th New York State Militia
— 80th New York Infantry —
(80th N.Y. Infantry)
From a position south of this point the 20th New York State Militia delivered a most destructive fire into the attacking southerners' right flank. As the enemy infantry moved obliquely to the left, the New York Regiment advanced north along this line firing as they moved to the right. Occupying a new position near the copse of trees the Ulster Guard fought to repel Longstreet's assault, finally charging a group of Confederates, driving them from the shelter of the slashing.
Col. Theodore B. Gates
Major Walter A. Van Rensselaer was wounded near the slashing in a successful attempt to capture an enemy battle flag.
Captain Ambrose N. Baldwin, Co. K. was mortally wounded in the final action near the copse of trees.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 39° 48.614′ N, 77° 14.165′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker 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. 82nd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry (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). 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. 80th New York Infantry (20th N.Y.S.M) at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 80th New York Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.