Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Andrew Atkinson Humphreys
Cadet U.S. Military Academy July 1 1827, Brevet Second Lieutenant 2d U.S. Artillery July 1 1831, Second Lieutenant July 1 1831, First Lieutenant August 16 1836, Resigned September 30 1836, First Lieutenant Topographical Engineers U.S. Army July 7 1838, Captain May 31 1848, Major August 6 1861, Lieut. Colonel of Engineers March 3 1863, Brig. General and Chief of Engineers U.S. Army August 8 1866, Retired June 30 1879.
Colonel and Additional Aide-de-Camp U.S. Volunteers March 5 1862, Brig. General April 28 1862, Major General July 8 1863, Honorably mustered out of volunteer service Sept. 1 1866, Brevetted Colonel U.S. Army December 13 1862 "for gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Fredericksburg Va." Brig. General March 13 1865 "for gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Gettysburg Pa." Major General March 13 1865 "for gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Sailors Creek Va."
Born November 2 1810 at Philadelphia Pa.
Died December 27 1883 at Washington D.C.
Erected 1914 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1827.
Location. 39° 48.49′ N, 77° 14.633′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15) and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Emmitsburg Road. Located across the street from the Rogers House site, 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 distance of this marker. 11th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Rogers House (a few steps from this marker); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Perry's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 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. Klingle and Codori Farms at Gettysburg - virtual tour by markers.
Also see . . . Humphreys Monument. SIRIS entry for the memorial. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.