First Division

First Division (HM79W)

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

N 39° 50.692', W 77° 13.604'

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Eleventh Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps
First Division

Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow - Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames
First Brigade Col. Leopold Von Gilsa
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames
Col. Andrew L. Harris

July 1. Arrived about 10.30 a.m. and went into position on a hill about a mile north from the town the left extending southwesterly connecting with Third Division. Attacked by Dole's and Gordon's Georgia Brigades under enfilading fire from Jones's Artillery Battalion, Hoke's and Hays's Brigades of Early's Division moved across Rock Creek upon the right and rear and compelled a retreat through the town to Cemetery Hill and the Division took position on East Cemetery Hill and at its base the First Division First corps on the right. Third Division on the left.

July 2. About 8 p.m. was attacked by Hoke's and Hays's Brigades which swept up among the Batteries at the top. The attack was repulsed about 9.30 p.m. wiht the aid of First Brigade Third Division Second Corps.

July 3. At 1 p.m. heavy cannonade opened and continued with considerable effect for an hour and a half followed by a charge on the Second Corps on the left which was repulsed with great loss.

Casualties - Killed 9 officers 113 men - Wounded 46 officers 631 men - Captured or missing 15 officers 492 men - Total 1306.
HM NumberHM79W
Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 5:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309488 N 4412911
Decimal Degrees39.84486667, -77.22673333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.692', W 77° 13.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 41.52" N, 77° 13' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6-8 Howard Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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