Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
5th New York Cavalry
1st Brigade, 3rd Division
— Cavalry Corps —
July 3rd 1863 this regiment under command of Maj. John Hammond here supported Battery E, 4th U.S. Horse Artillery, Lieut. S.S. Elder losing 6 men.
This regiment, June 30th 1863 met, and repulsed a portion of Lee's cavalry, under the personal command of Gen. J.E.B. Stewart in the streets of Hanover, in a hand to hand fight, capturing Lieut. Col. Paine and 75 men, with a loss of 26 men killed and wounded.
July 2nd 1863 this regiment attacked Gen. Stewart's cavalry at Hunterstown and afterwards made a flank movement to this position.
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1904.
Location. 39° 46.993′ N, 77° 14.777′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from South Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Located on Bushman Hill, in the south section of Gettysburg National 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. Battery E, Fourth U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); William Wells (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farnsworth's Cavalry Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wounded and the Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Division (approx. ¼ mile away); First Regiment Vermont Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 5th New York Cavalry. Service record of the regiment. The 5th was also known as the Ira Harris Cavalry and the De Forrest Cavalry. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,216 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on July 6, 2010, by Lee McGinnis of Sykesville, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.