Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light Artillery
First Brigade - Artillery Reserve
Army of the Potomac
First Brigade Artillery Reserve
Massachusetts Light Artillery
5th Battery E
Six 3 inch Rifles
Captain Charles A. Phillips Commanding
July 2 Withdrew at 5 p.m. from the field near the Peach Orchard and went into Battery here.
July 3 About 1.30 p.m. by order of Brig. General H.J. Hunt fired on the Confederate Batteries but did little damage. Opened an enfilading fire soon after on Longstreet's advancing line of Infantry and assisted in repulsing the assault. A charge was made within the range of the Battery immediately afterwards by the Florida Brigade and at about the same time a Confederate Battery opened on the left front which at once received the concentrated fire of the Batteries of the Brigade driving the cannoneers from their guns which they abandoned.
July 4 Remained in this position until afternoon.
Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 1 officer and 13 men. Total 16.
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 2, 1863.
Location. 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. 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Battery New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers Position (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (about 300 feet away). 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. 5th Massachusetts Battery E at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . History of the 5th Massachusetts, Battery E. (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 993 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on December 27, 2012, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.