Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Division - Fifth Corps
Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps Third Division
Col. Joseph W. Fisher
34th. 38th. 39th. 40th. 41st. Penna. Infantry
(5th. 9th. 10th. 11th. 12th. (9 cos.) Reserves)
July 2 Moved with the Division from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek to Little Round Top and at dusk took position in rear of Third Brigade First Division. The 5th and 12th Penna. Reserves and 20th and 20th Maine of the Third Brigade First Division took possession of the north slope of Round Top after a slight resistance and constructed a stone wall from base to summit for defense. This position was held until the close of the battle.
Casualties. Killed 1 officer 5 men. Wounded 3 officers 46 men. Total 55.
Erected 1912 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 1959.
Location. 39° 47.311′ N, 77° 14.256′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of South Confederate 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. 9th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (a few steps from this marker); Law's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Pennsylvania Reserves (about 400 feet away); Twentieth Maine (about 500 feet away); 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 500 feet away); built for defense (about 600 feet away); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Report of Col. Joseph W. Fisher. Col. Fisher explained the Brigade's assent up Big Round Top on July 2 in his official report:
Soon after the close of the fight of the 2d, I discovered in my immediate front a hill called Round Top, from the summit of which the enemy was doing us great damage. I thought it highly important that we should at once occupy it. I accordingly took two regiments of my brigade, viz, the Fifth, Lieutenant-Colonel Dare, and the Twelfth, Colonel Hardin, and the Twentieth Maine, commanded by Colonel Chamberlain, and at 10 p.m. ascended the hill, which was occupied by a full brigade of the enemy. We went (Submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 849 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.