First Brigade

First Brigade (HM5W9)

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

N 39° 49.554', W 77° 9.784'

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Second Division - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps Second Division
First Brigade

Col. John B. McIntosh
1st Md. (11 Cos.) Purnell Legion, 1st Mass. Co. A.
1st New Jersey, 1st, 3rd Penna. Cavalry
Section Battery H, 3rd. Penna. H. Artillery

July 2 After an exhausting march took position about noon on Hanover Road near intersection with Low Dutch Road. Third brigade on left. During the afternoon there was a skirmish between Penna., Purnell Legion, 1st New Jersey, and Section Battery H 3d Penna. H.A. and 2d Virginia Infantry for the possession of Brinkerhoff's Ridge. About 10 p.m. the line was withdrawn and with Third Brigade bivouacked on Baltimore Pike nearly a mile east of Rock Creek Bridge. 1st Mass. with Sixth Corps.

July 3 Returning in the morning and finding Second Brigade Third in position of the day before the Brigade formed on left of Second Brigade Third Division and soon after noon relieved it. About 2 p.m. a large Confederate force having been observed Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg ordered Second Brigade Third Division to return and the Brigade with Second Brigade Third Division was soon engaged with Major Gen. Stuart's command. About 3 p.m. Brig. Gen. Hampton's and Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's Brigades the Reserves which had been concealed on the Stallsmith farm emerged from the woods in front and charged but were repulsed with the aid of Artillery.

Casualties Wounded 7 officers 19 men Captured or Missing 9 men Total 35.
HM NumberHM5W9
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314885 N 4410672
Decimal Degrees39.82590000, -77.16306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.554', W 77° 9.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 33.24" N, 77° 9' 47.04" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6415 Gregg Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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