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

Major General Winfield Scott Hancock

 
 
Major General Hancock Wounded Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Major General Hancock Wounded Marker
Inscription.  Major General Winfield Scott Hancock wounded July 3, 1863.
 
Erected 1888 by Comrades and Friends.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.527′ N, 77° 14.224′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located beside the Vermont State 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. 14th Vermont Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 16th Vermont Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Vermont (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th Vermont (about 400 feet away); New Hampshire - Berdan's Sharpshooters (about 400 feet away); 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 13th Vermont (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Back of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Back of Marker
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Winfield Scott Hancock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
3. Winfield Scott Hancock Marker
The Codori farm can be seen in the background, behind the Hancock marker.
Major General Hancock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Major General Hancock Marker
Major General Winfield Scott Hancock Wounded Marker at sunset image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, September 20, 2011
5. Major General Winfield Scott Hancock Wounded Marker at sunset
Location of Hancock's Wounding image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. Location of Hancock's Wounding
General Hancock was actively directing the battle along the lines when he was wounded. A Confederate projectile carried parts of his saddle into his thigh, creating a rather deep wound. Hancock refused to be taken from the field, demanding to remain until the contest was settled. Hancock survived the wound, but suffered from complications the rest of his life.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,253 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 19, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 20, 2011, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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