Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery
Volunteer Artillery Brigade - First Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Volunteer Artillery Brigade
First Penna. Light Artillery
Four 3 inch Rifles
Captain James H. Cooper commanding
July 3 Moved to this position from East Cemetery Hill at 3 p.m. during a heavy cannonade and opened fire upon a Confederate Battery in front.
In half an hour a line of Confederate Infantry approached over the crest of the hill about 1000 yards distant.
The Battery in connection with the Batteries in line fired case shot until the Confederates reached canister range a few charges of which compelled their retreat.
Casualties. Killed 3 men. Wounded 1 officer and 8 men. Total 12.
Erected 1910 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 3, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.368′ N, 77° 14.094′ 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 Pennsylvania Memorial 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. 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); That Order Meant Death (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Massachusetts (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. Cooper's Battery at Gettysburg
Also see . . . 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Service history of Cooper's Battery B is detailed in a section. (Submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,713 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on December 28, 2012, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.