Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
16th Vermont Infantry
Col. W.G. Veazey
First Army Corps
July 1-2-3 - 1863
Participated near this point in action of July 2nd
Picketed this line that night - Held same as skirmishers
until attacked by Pickett's Division July 3d.
Rallied here and assaulted his flank to the right 400
yards - then changing front charged left flank of Wilcox's
and Perry's Brigades at this point captured many hundred
prisoners and two stands of colors
The Point to which the above inscription refers
is south 58 degrees west 1000 feet
from this monument
and near the northerly end of the Codori thicket
Erected 1892 by State of Vermont.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.548′ N, 77° 14.193′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located beside the Vermont State Memorial on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National 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. Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 14th Vermont Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Winfield Scott Hancock (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 13th Vermont (within shouting distance of this marker); 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 16th Vermont Infantry. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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