Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th Pennsylvania Reserves
— 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps —
3d Brigade 3d Division 5th Corps
Mustered in May 28 - June 12 1861
Mustered out June 11 1864
Recruited in Centre, Lancaster, Huntington, Lycoming,
Northumberland, Clearfield, Union, and Bradford Counties
Gettysburg 24 officers and 310 men
Wounded 2 men
Total enrollment 1050
Killed and died of wounds 14 officers and 110 men
Died of disease etc. 69 men
Wounded 14 officers and 211 men
Captured or missing 5 officers and 115 men
Total 33 officers and 505 men
Total casualties 538
Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Groveton, 2d Bull Run, South Mountain,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station,
Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotstylvania,
North Anna, Totopotomoy, Bethesda Church
Occupied this position on the evening of July 2d
and held it to the close of the battle
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This historical marker War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 39° 47.189′ N, 77° 14.344′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located along a trail at the crest of Big Round Top 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. 12th Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Maine Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (approx. 0.2 miles away); Law's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . .
1. 5th Pennsylvania Reserves or 34th Pennsylvania Infantry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 5th Pennsylvania Reserves Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 5th Regiment Pennsylvania Reserves. "The Civil War in the East" unit history. (Submitted on May 22, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,277 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.