First Brigade

First Brigade (HM930)

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

N 39° 49.118', W 77° 13.181'

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Second Division - Twelfth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps Second Division
First Brigade

Col. Charles Candy
5th. 7th. 29th. 66th. Ohio
28th. 147th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived at 5 p.m. and took position on the left of Third Brigade between the First Corps and the Round Tops the 5th Ohio and 147th Penna. occupied Little Round Top during the night as skirmishers.

July 2 Moved to Culp's Hill in the morning and took position as a reserve in rear of Third Brigade. At 7 p.m. moved to the rear on Baltimore Pike across Rock Creek. Returning at midnight and formed on the right of Third Brigade perpendicular to its line.

July 3 At daybreak the Artillery opened on the Confederate line. The 147th Penna. advanced and captured a stone wall. The 5th Ohio held its position on the right of the Brigade under a heavy fire. The other regiments were in reserve and at intervals relieved the regiments of Second and Third Brigades. The 66th Ohio advanced beyond the breastworks and poured an enfilading fire on the Confederates occupying the works on the right. At 10.30 a.m. Major Gen. Johnson's forces were forced from the works. Skirmishing continued all day.

Casualties Killed 4 officers 14 men. Wounded 5 officers 114 men. Captured or missing 2 men. Total 139.
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HM NumberHM930
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 1:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310019 N 4409984
Decimal Degrees39.81863333, -77.21968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.118', W 77° 13.181'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 7.08" N, 77° 13' 10.86" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1835-1861 Slocum Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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