Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
First Brigade - Second Division - Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac
Second Division First Brigade
3rd Penna. Heavy Artillery
Section Battery H
Two 3 inch Rifles
Captain William D. Rank
July 2 Marched with the 2d. Cavalry Division and went into position on the Hanover Road 3 miles from Gettysburg.
July 3 In position here in early morning and was engaged in the afternoon assisting the repulse of Longstreet's Assault.
Losses Missing 1 man.
Erected 1913 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° 48.285′ N, 77° 14.083′ 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 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. 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 15th Battery New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this 2nd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Auxiliary Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 148th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Volunteer Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery E, 5th Massachusetts Light 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. Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery at Gettysburg.
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 1,308 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.