Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Division - Sixth Corps
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps Third Division
Brig. Gen. Frank Wheaton
Col. David J. Nevin
62d. New York 93d. 98th. 102d. 139th. Penna. Infantry
July 2 Arrived about 2 p.m. and late in the day moved to the north slope of Little Round Top. On the advance of Brig. Gen. Wofford's Brigade and others forcing First and Second Brigades Second Division Fifth Corps across Plum Run and up the west base of Little Round Top the Brigade with First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps on its left countercharged forcing the Confederates down the hill and across Plum Run and marsh and 100 yards up the slope beyond and remained during the night having recaptured two Napoleon guns.
July 3 Assigned to the command of Brig. Gen. J.J. Bartlett in the morning and remained in the advanced position of the previous night. Late in the day supported First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps at an interval of 200 yards in an advance through the Wheatfield and the woods on the south encountering a detachment of Brig. Gen. Benning's Brigade and the combined forces captured about 200 prisoners of that Brigade and
Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 7 officers 44 men. Total 53.
Erected 1912 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° 47.804′ N, 77° 14.268′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Crawford Avenue (Driveway to John Weikert Farm), on the right when traveling north. 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. 139th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Massachusetts Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 62nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 102nd Pennsylvania InfantryBrigadier General Samuel Wiley Crawford (about 400 feet away); 98th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Col. David J. Nevin. Col. Nevin offered this account of the July 3 advance:
At 6 p.m. of July 3, orders were received to support a reconnaissance of General Crawford to the left. This was done, and, in addition to the support of two of my regiments, the Sixty-second New York and the One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, the latter commanded by Lieut. Col. W. H. Moody (Colonel Collier having been accidentally wounded early in the day),took an active part in the reconnaissance, the Sixty-second New York having advanced to the extreme left, and driving a regiment of rebels half a mile, capturing many prisoners, and the One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania advancing on the right of General Crawford's command, driving the rebel picket line back half a mile, and recapturing one brass Napoleon gun and three caissons, taken by the enemy from the Ninth Massachusetts Battery on the 2d. (Submitted on March 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.