Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artillery
First Pennsylvania Artillery
Commanded by Capt. James H. Cooper
4-3 inch rifled guns
July 1, 1863 the Battery arrived here about noon and engaged Confederate artillery on Herr's Ridge. About 1:30 p.m. moved to the rear. Changed front, engaged Carter's Artillery and shelled Rhode's Infantry on Oak Hill. About 3 p.m. moved to the woods in front of Theological Seminary and resisted the final attack of Scales, Perrin's and other Brigades.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 49.941′ N, 77° 15.06′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on the First Day Battlefield, south of McPherson Woods, 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. Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 142d Pennsylvania InfantryAbner Doubleday (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 80th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th New York Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 151st Pennsylvania Infantry (about 500 feet away); Third Division (about 600 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. 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 January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,072 times since then. Last updated on March 9, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.