Third Brigade

Third Brigade (HM9PW)

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

N 39° 47.449', W 77° 14.199'

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First Division - Fifth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps First Division
Third Brigade

Col. Strong Vincent, Col. James C. Rice
20th. Maine, 16th. Michigan, 44th. New York
83d. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 2 After 4 p.m. moved with the Division left in front to the support of Third Corps line. The Brigade was detached and took position on Little Round Top advancing to the crests at the south and southwest. The 20th Maine, 83d Penna., 44th New York and 16th Michigan took position from left to right. They were immediately attacked by Brig. Gen. Law's Brigade and the contest raged for over two hours and until dark when the attack was repulsed with great loss in killed wounded and prisoners. Over 500 prisoners including 15 commissioned officers were captured. The 20th Maine and the 83d Penna. extended their lines after dark to the summit of Round Top.

July 3 Took position about noon with Second Brigade near the left centre of the main line of battle and remained in reserve through the day exposed to severe shelling but without loss.

July 4 Made a reconnoissance to the front without finding any Confederate forces in positions occupied by them the previous day.

Casualties. Killed 6 Officers 83 Men. Wounded 17 Officers 236 Men. Captured or missing 11 men. Total 353.
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HM NumberHM9PW
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308490 N 4406933
Decimal Degrees39.79081667, -77.23665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.449', W 77° 14.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 26.94" N, 77° 14' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 Sykes Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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