Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Massachusetts Infantry
First Brigade, Second Division
from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
the First Regiment
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry,
Lieut. Col. Clark B. Baldwin commanding,
occupied this spot in support of its skirmish line
800 feet in advance, the Regiment subsequently took
position in the Brigade line and was engaged
until the close of the action.
Killed 18, Died of wounds 3.
Wounded 80. Prisoners 15.
First Brig. Second Div.
Erected 1886 by State of Massachusetts.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.523′ N, 77° 14.622′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Located near the site of the Rogers House, north of the Klingle House, 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 distancePerry's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Rogers House (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Brigade (about 400 feet away); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (about 500 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. 1st Massachusetts Infantry at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . First Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. A short history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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