Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Anderson's Division - Hill's Corps
— Army of Northern Virginia —
Hill's Corps Anderson's Division
8th. 9th. 10th. 11th. 14th. Alabama Infantry
July 2 Formed line in forenoon the 10th and 11th Regiments taking position on the right after a severe skirmish with a Union outpost. Advanced at 6 p.m. and broke the Union line on Emmitsburg Road capturing two guns and pursuing rapidly took many prisoners and six more guns. At Plum Run was met by a heavy fire of Artillery and Infantry and being unsupported after severe losses fell back without being able to bring off the captured guns.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1958.
Location. 39° 48.306′ N, 77° 14.759′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickels Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located near 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 distance120th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery K, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th New Jersey Volunteers (about 300 feet away); 12th New Hampshire Volunteers (about 500 feet away); 105th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); 3rd Brigade (about 700 feet away); 16th Massachusetts Volunteers (about 700 feet away); First Brigade (about 800 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. Wilcox's Brigade at Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Brig. Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox. In his official report, Wilcox offered his impressions of Plum Run and the Brigade's advance beyond Emmitsburg Road:
On the far side of the pike the ground was descending for some 600 or 700 yards. At the bottom of this descent was a narrow valley, through which ran a rocky ravine or stream, fringed with small trees and undergrowth of bushes. Beyond this, the ground rose rapidly for some 200 yards, and upon this ridge were numerous batteries of the enemy· This ridge to my right rose into a succession of higher ridges or spurs of mountains, increasing in height to the right, but to the left gradually descending. When (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.