Reserve Brigade

Reserve Brigade (HM8OU)

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

N 39° 46.516', W 77° 15.859'

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First Division - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps First Division
Reserve Brigade

Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt
6th Pennsylvania
1st. 2d. 5th. 6th. United States Cavalry

July 1 Engaged in picketing and patrolling the roads through the mountains detachments scouting the country about Hagerstown Cavetown and other points.

July 2 Marched to Emmitsburg Md.

July 3 At noon marched four miles on the road to Gettysburg met Confederate detachments and for more than a mile drove them from stone fences, barricades, and other positions being engaged four hours until the operations were brought to a close by heavy rain. The 6th United States under Major S. H. Starr was detached and marched towards Fairfield to intercept a Confederate wagon train supposed to be in that vicinity but encountered a superior force and was compelled to fall back with heavy loss.

Casualties Killed 1 officer 27 men. Wounded 12 officers 104 men. Captured or missing 6 officers 268 men. Total 418.
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HM NumberHM8OU
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306077 N 4405266
Decimal Degrees39.77526667, -77.26431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.516', W 77° 15.859'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 30.96" N, 77° 15' 51.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2198-2262 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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