Third Army Corps

Third Army Corps (HM7F8)

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

N 39° 49.18', W 77° 14.824'

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Lieutenant General Ambrose P. Hill

— Army of Northern Virginia —

Army of Northern Virginia
Third Army Corps Lieutenant General Ambrose P. Hill

Anderson's Division Major General R.H. Anderson
Heth's Division Major General Henry Heth, Brigadier General J.J. Pettigrew
Pender's Division Major General William D. Pender, Brigadier General James H. Lane, Major General I.R. Trimble
Artillery Reserve, None Batteries, Colonel R. Lindsay Walker

July 1. The Corps was near Cashtown. Heth's Division at 5 a.m. moved towards Gettysburg. Two Brigades with Artillery advancing across Willoughby Run were soon engaged. Archer's Brigade was driven across the run. After resisting an hour Heth's Division formed in line west of Willoughby Run and advanced with Pender's Division in reserve 2.30 p.m. the right of Ewell's Corps appeared on the left. Pender's Division was ordered forward. After a severe contest the Union forces were driven back and through the town. The two divisions bivouacked on the ground gained. Anderson's Division bivouacked two miles in rear.

July 2 Anderson's Division extended to the right along the crest of hills facing Cemetery Ridge. Pender's Division occupying the crest from the Seminary and joining Anderson's Division with Heth's Division in reserve. The Artillery in position on Seminary Ridge. The First Corps ordered to attack the left of Union forces the Third Corps to co-operate. General Anderson moved forward three Brigades connecting with left of McLaws's Division and drove the Union forces from their position. Anderson's right becoming separated from McLaws's left and no support comming to these Brigades they retired to their former lines.

July 3. The Corps occupied the same position Reserve Batteries were placed facing the Union lines. The Confederate line held by Anderson's Division half of Pender's and half of Heth's the remainder of Corps ordered to report to General Longstreet as a support in the assault to be made on the Union position on Cemetery Ridge. About 1 p.m. the Artillery along the line opened fire 3 p.m. the assault was made and failed. Anderson's Division was held in reserve. The troops fell back to former position.

July 4. The Corps took up the line of march during the night.

Casualties killed 807, wounded 4407, missing 1491, total 6735.
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HM NumberHM7F8
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Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:27pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307678 N 4410158
Decimal Degrees39.81966667, -77.24706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.18', W 77° 14.824'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 10.80" N, 77° 14' 49.44" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 126-142 W Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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