Third Division

Third Division (HM9JH)

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

N 39° 48.908', W 77° 14.112'

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Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps
Third Division

Brig. General Alexander Hays
First Brigade Col. S.S. Carroll
Second Brigade Col. Thos. A. Smyth, Lieut. Col. Francis E. Pierce
Third Brigade Col. Geo. L. Willard, Col. Eliakim Sherrill, Lieut. Col. Jas. M. Bull

July 2 About 8 a.m. took position on Cemetery Ridge relieving Second Division First Corps and at noon advanced to the stone wall in front. Late in the day the Third Brigade went to the support of Third Corps on the left and became engaged with Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade capturing many prisoners. At dark Col. Carroll with the 4th. Ohio, 7th West Virginia and 14th Indiana of First Brigade went to support of Eleventh Corps on East Cemetery Hill and remained until the close of the battle.

July 3 The Bliss Barn in front occupied by sharpshooters was burned by order of Gen. A. Hays. At 1 p.m. a heavy Artillery fire from the Confederate line was concentrated on the positions of Second and Third Divisions of the Corps for two hours followed by a charge of more than 15,000 Infantry which was repulsed with loss the Division capturing about 1500 prisoners and 15 stand of colors. The muskets found on the field after the charge numbered about 3,500.

July 4 Sharp skirmishing in front all day.

Casualties Killed 20 officers 218 men. Wounded 75 officers 912 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 65 men. Total 1291.
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HM NumberHM9JH
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308681 N 4409629
Decimal Degrees39.81513333, -77.23520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.908', W 77° 14.112'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 54.48" N, 77° 14' 6.72" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 122-168 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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