Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
54th New York Infantry
1st Brigade, 1st Division
(Hiram Barney Rifles)
1st. Brig. 1st. Div.
skirmishing on extreme right
near Rock Creek,
severe fighting in this position,
held same position,
killed 7, wounded 47, missing 48,
total loss 102.
Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain,
Waterloo Bridge, Freemans Ford,
Sulphur Springs, Groveton, Manassas,
Front of Charleston S.C. 1864-5.
Reenlisted 1864, Mustered out 1866.
Erected 1890 by State of New York.
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° 49.329′ N, 77° 13.669′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Wainwright Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located on East Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg National 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. 7th West Virginia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 68th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 153rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (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. 54th New York at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 54th New York Infantry. History of the Regiment. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.