1st U.S. Sharpshooters

1st U.S. Sharpshooters (HM7RU)

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

N 39° 48.48', W 77° 15.454'

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— 2d. Brigade, 1st. Division, 3d. Corps —

1st. U.S. Sharpshooters
2d. Brig. 1st Div. 3d Corps

This Monument
is dedicated to
the brave men
of this command
who fell at

One hundred Sharp Shooters
reconnoitered to this spot
about 12. M. July 2d. 1863,
losing here nineteen men.
They first developed
the enemy's threatened attack
upon our left and rear.
July 3d. the regiment supported
batteries along Cemetery Ridge
on the 4th it picketed
and skirmished near the
Peach Orchard
Killed 6, Wounded 37,
Captured 6, Total 49.

This Regiment
was recruited in 1861,
five northern states
and had
four New York Companies,
("A", "B", "D", and "H".).
Served in 3rd, 5th, and 2nd Corps,
participating in
forty-three battles
and skirmishes,
from Yorktown (1862)
to Appomattox (1865).
HM NumberHM7RU
Year Placed1889
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306747 N 4408885
Decimal Degrees39.80800000, -77.25756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.48', W 77° 15.454'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 28.80" N, 77° 15' 27.24" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Berdan Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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