First Brigade

First Brigade (HM73P)

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

N 39° 50.108', W 77° 13.668'

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Second Division - Eleventh Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps - Second Division
First Brigade

Col. Charles R. Coster
134th. 154th. New York
27th. 73d. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived about 2 p.m. and went into position on Cemetery Hill supporting Battery I 1st New York. Skirmishers occupying a church and near by house. Advanced about 3.30 p.m. through the town and faced to the right and intercepted the advance of Brig. Gen. Hays's and Brig. Gen Hoke's Brigades, Major Gen. Early's Divsion they moving toward town in rear of First Division Eleventh Corps and held them from the line of retreat of that Division to Cemetery Hill. Retired to East Cemetery Hill about 4.30 p.m. and resumed former position on the right of Second Brigade with Third Division on the right.

July 2 In same position during the day under fire of Artillery and sharpshooters. At 8 p.m. Brig. Gen. Hays's Brigade charged the position and was repulsed with heavy loss The 27th Penna. bore a conspicuous part in repelling this attack. Battery I 1st New York was temporarily captured but was immediately recovered.

July 3 Not actively engaged.

Casualties. Killed 3 officers 53 men. Wounded 8 Officers 220 men. Captured or missing 12 officers 301 men. Total 597
HM NumberHM73P
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 12:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309370 N 4411833
Decimal Degrees39.83513333, -77.22780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.108', W 77° 13.668'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 6.48" N, 77° 13' 40.08" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Coster Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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