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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery

Artillery Brigade - Sixth Corps

 

— Army of the Potomac —

 
Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet
Above the tablet is the seal of the U.S. Army. At the top of the tablet is the Greek cross symbol of Sixth Corps.
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps
Artillery Brigade
Battery D Second U.S. Artillery

Four Light 12 Pounders
Lieut. Edward B. Williston commanding

July 2 Arrived with the Corps and took position and remained on Taneytown Road.

Not engaged.
 
Erected 1907 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° 47.925′ N, 77° 13.77′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling north. 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. Sarah Patterson Farm (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Swisher Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st New Jersey Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Sixth Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); First Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); 37th Massachusetts Infantry (approx.
Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Battery D, Second U.S. Artillery Tablet
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¼ mile away); Fifth Army Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); 5th Corps Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Williston's Battery in Reserve image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Williston's Battery in Reserve
Williston's Battery remained on Taneytown Road after arriving late on July 2nd. The battery participated in Sixth Corps 30 mile march to arrive at the battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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