Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery C, Fifth U.S. Artillery
First Regular Brigade - Artillery Reserve
— Army of the Potomac —
First Regular Brigade
Battery C Fifth U.S. Artillery
Lieut. Gulian V. Weir commanding
July 2 Arrived at Gettysburg from near Taneytown and in the afternoon was ordered to the front and by direction of Major General W.S. Hancock took position 500 yards further to the front and by order of Brig. General John Gibbon opened fire on the Confederates on the left front. The Confederates in front advanced to within a few yards no infantry opposing. Three of the guns were captured by the Confederates and drawn off to the Emmitsburg Road but were recaptured by the 13th Vermont and another regiment.
July 3 In the rear of the line until Longstreet's assault was made when the Battery was moved up to Brig. General A.S. Webb's line and opened with canister at short range on the advancing Confederates. At 6.30 p.m. returned to the Artillery Reserve.
Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 2 officers and 12 men.
Erected 1907 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° 48.602′ N, 77° 14.159′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right 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. 149th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 20th New York State Militia (a few steps from this marker); 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
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 910 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.