Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
by surviving members
Oct. 3, 1885.
119 Reg. P.V.
of 37 miles, reached field
afternoon of 2nd
119th Penna. 6th Maine
49th Penna. 5th Wis.
covered extreme infantry
left of the Union army, east of the
Taneytown Raod on the 3rd
occupied this position
from evening of 3rd until
morning of the 5th
cmdg. 6th Army Corps
Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Wright
comdg. 1st Division
Brig. Gen. David A. Russell
comdg. 3d Brigade
Col. Peter C. Ellmaker
Mustered out of service June 19, 1865.
Killed in action, died of wounds or from
disease 11 officers 195 men.
Wounded 305 officers & men.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 19, 1675.
Location. 39° 47.201′ N, 77° 14.365′ 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 on a trail to 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. 20th Maine Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 5th Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Pennsylvania Reserves (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.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 119th Pennsylvania at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 119th Pennsylvania Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 119th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. "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 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.