First Brigade

First Brigade (HM8UB)

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

N 39° 48.962', W 77° 13.08'

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First Division - Twelfth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps First Division
First Brigade

Col. Archibald L. McDougall
5th. 20th. Connecticut, 3d. Maryland
123d. 145th. New York, 46th. Penna. Infantry

July 1 Marched from Littlestown and when within two miles of Gettysburg advanced on Wolf Hill then occupied by a Confederate force. Retired and bivouacked until morning.

July 2 Crossed Rock Creek in the morning and formed in two lines on Culp's Hill to the right of Second Division. The rear line behind a stone wall the front line forty yards in front where breastworks were immediately constructed. Late in the day went to support of Third Corps line and after dark returned and found the works and woods in rear in possession of Major Gen. Johnson's Confederate Division.

July 3 At daylight the Brigade with the Artillery and Infantry of the Corps attacked Major Gen. Johnson's Division which had been reinforced from Major Gen. Early's and Major Gen. Rodes's Divisions and at 10.30 a.m. recaptured the works after a fierce contest in the afternoon sent to the support of Second Corps.

July 4 The 123d New York, 5th Conn. and 46th Penna. with the regiments of Third Brigade and a Battery made a reconnaissance in the morning in front and to the town of Gettysburg under Col. S. Colgrove and Major Gen. H.W. Slocum and found no Confederate forces.

Casualties. Killed 1 Officer 11 men. Wounded 4 officers 56 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 7 men. Total 80.
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HM NumberHM8UB
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:59pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310156 N 4409692
Decimal Degrees39.81603333, -77.21800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.962', W 77° 13.08'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 57.72" N, 77° 13' 4.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1766-2384 Slocum Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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