Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
139th Pennsylvania Infantry
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division
— 6th Corps —
Left Manchester, Md at 8 p.m. July 1st and arrives at Rock Creek on the Baltimore Pike at 2 p.m. of the 2d. Towards evening the brigade moved rapidly to the front to support the Union left, this regiment deploying on the right of Little Round Top, and advanced with the 1st. Brigade Penna Reserves driving the enemy into the Wheat Field.
Retired to and held this position until the evening of the 3rd. when the regiment moved with the Penna. Reserves and advanced about 900 yards to the position indicated by a Greek Cross tablet, and assisted in forcing the enemy back. Subsequently returned to this position. Present at Gettysburg 511. Killed and mortally wounded 4, wounded 16.
Fredericksburg. - Cold Harbor.
Marye's Hights. - Petersburg.
Salem Heights. - Fort Stevens.
Gettysburg. - Opequon.
Rappahanoock Station. - Fisher's Hill.
Mine Run. - Cedar Creek.
Wilderness. - Petersburg (Fort Fisher).
Spotsylvania. - Petersburg (assault).
Recruited in the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Mercer and Beaver.
Mustered in Sept. 1, 1862.
Mustered out June 21, 1865.
Total enrollment 1070.
Killed and died of wounds, 10 officers, 141 men.
Wounded, 36 officers, 424 men.
Died of disease & c. 5 officers, 29 men.
Captured or missing, 1 officer, 54 men.
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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° 47.796′ N, 77° 14.273′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Crawford Avenue (Driveway to John Weikert Farm) and Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling north on Crawford Avenue (Driveway to John Weikert Farm). Located on the north end of the "Valley of Death" near the John Weikert farm 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. Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Massachusetts Battery (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting 62nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brigadier General Samuel Wiley Crawford (about 400 feet away); Third Division (about 400 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. 139th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 139th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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