Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
12th Corps Headquarters
Army of the Potomac
12th. Corps Headquarters
Henry W. Slocum
July 1, 2, 3, 4. 1863
Were located on Powers Hill
280 yards westerly
Erected 1913 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.48′ N, 77° 13.071′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling south. Located near Powers Hill 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. 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McAllister's Mill (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 800 feet away); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 800 feet away); Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery77th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum. Reflecting on the actions of his Corps in the battle, Slocum said:
My own corps during this conflict was moved from one point of the line to another, and all of those thus moved had the satisfaction of knowing that, where the battle was waged by the enemy with the greatest fury, there our troops were concentrated, ready and eager to meet them. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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