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

20th New York State Militia

Ulster Guard

 

— 80th New York Infantry —

 
20th New York State Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 20th New York State Militia Marker


Inscription.  
(Front):
20th New York State Militia
Ulster Guard
(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.
This Hand for Our Country

(Back):
1st Brigade
3rd Division
1st Corps
Col. Theodore B. Gates
Commanding Regiment

(Right):
Major Walter A. Van Rensselaer was wounded near the slashing in a successful attempt to capture an enemy battle flag.

(Left):
Captain Ambrose N. Baldwin, Co. K. was mortally wounded in the final action near the copse of trees.
 
Erected 1981.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
 
Location.
Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front Plaque
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39° 48.614′ 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. 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.) 
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Left Side of Monument
20th New York State Militia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. 20th New York State Militia Marker
The marker stands next to the 82nd New York Infantry Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Aug. 19, 2022