Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
12th Pennsylvania Reserves
— 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 5th Corps —
Mustered in May 30 - July 3, 1861 - Mustered out June 11, 1864
Recruited in Philadelphia, Wyoming, Bradford, Dauphin, Northampton,
Westmoreland, York, Indiana, Huntingdon, and Franklin Counties
Present at Gettysburg 26 officers and 294 men
Killed 1 man wounded 1 man
Total enrollment 1100
Killed and died of wounds 1 officer and 112 men, Died of disease etc. 1 officer and 69 men
Wounded 15 officers and 211 men, Captured or missing 2 officers and 95 men
Total casualties 506
Dranesville, Mechanicsvile, Gaines' Mill, Glendale, or New
Market Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Groveton, 2d Bull Run
South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Britsoe
Station, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania
North Anna to 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 is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 39° 47.175′ N, 77° 14.34′ 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. 5th Pennsylvania Reserves (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Maine Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 400 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. 12th Pennsylvania Reserves / 41st Infantry Regiment. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 12th Pennsylvania Reserves / 41st Infantry Regiment Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 12th 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 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,597 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.