First Brigade

First Brigade (HM74Z)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 50.446', W 77° 14.095'

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Third Division - Eleventh Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps - Third Division
First Brigade

Brig. Gen. Alex. Schimmelfennig
82d Illinois, 45th. 157th. New York
61st. Ohio, 74th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived about 1 p.m. and advanced to connect with the right of First Corps on Oak Hill but was met by a heavy artillery and musketry fire and after being engaged between two and three hours and pressed closely upon the front and flanks by superior numbers the Brigade was compelled to retired with the Corps at 4 p.m. through the town to Cemetery Hill. The streets and alleys of the town became congested with the mass of infantry and artillery and many were captured. The Brigade formed and took position on Cemetery Hill between the First and Second Divisions of the Corps.

July 2 At 4 p.m. the Brigade was subjected to a heavy artillery fire converging on Cemetery Hill. At dark a sudden attack was made on the right and the Brigade was sent to the support of Brig. Gen. A. Ames and returned after midnight except the 74st Penna. Which remained under the command of Brig. Gen. A. Ames.

July 3 Skirmishing not engaged.

Casualties - Killed 8 officers 50 men - Wounded 20 officers 276 men - Captured or missing 28 officers 425 men - Total 807
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HM NumberHM74Z
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308777 N 4412474
Decimal Degrees39.84076667, -77.23491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.446', W 77° 14.095'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 26.76" N, 77° 14' 5.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5101-5199 Howard Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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