Third Division

Third Division (HM75T)

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

N 39° 50.46', W 77° 14.062'

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Eleventh Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps
Third Division

Major General Carl Schurz

First Brigade Brig. Gen. Alex Schimmelfennig, Col. George von Amsberg
Second Brigade Col. W. Krzyzanowski

July 1 Arrived about noon and advanced to connect with the right of First Corps. The First Division on the right but was repulsed by a strong artillery and infantry fire from Rodes's Division Ewell's Corps. Engaged until past 4 p.m. and then retreated through the town to Cemetery Hill bringing up the rear of the Corps and took position behind stone walls with the First Division on right and Second on the left. Skirmishers in houses 300 to 500 yards in front.

July 2 In position in two lines behind stone walls of the Cemetery. At 7 p.m. the First Brigade was sent to support the First Division on the right. One regiment remained there four regiments went further to the right and assisted in repelling at 9 p.m. an attack made through the woods on First Corps. Between 8 and 9 p.m. an attack on East Cemetery Hill was made by Hays's Louisiana Brigade and a detachment from the Second Brigade was hastened to the point of attack and after a short and vigorous hand to hand conflict the attack was repulsed.

July 3 Not engaged except skirmishing.

July 4 Detachments from the Division entered town and captured over 300 Confederates left on the retreat of their forces.

Casualties killed 20 officers 113 men - wounded 56 officers 628 men - captured or missing 33 officers 626 men - Total 1476
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HM NumberHM75T
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:45pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308824 N 4412498
Decimal Degrees39.84100000, -77.23436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.46', W 77° 14.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 27.60" N, 77° 14' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 Howard Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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