First Division

First Division (HM9VD)

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

N 39° 50.109', W 77° 14.992'

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Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
First Division

Brig. General John Buford
First Brigade Col. Wm. Gamble
Second Brigade Col. Thos. C. Devin
Reserve Brigade Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt
June 29 Engaged in picketing scouting and patrolling westerly and northerly to Hagerstown. Finding no Confederate force Gen. Buford with the First and Second Brigades re-crossed the mountains and encamped near Fairfield.

June 30 Arrived at Gettysburg at 11 a.m. as a detachment of Heth's Confederate Division was about to enter but it withdrew on the approach of the two Brigades of the Division. Gen. Buford deployed his Cavalry along the ridge east of Willoughby Run between the Mummasburg and Fairfield roads with pickets well advanced.

July 1 Was attacked between 8 and 9 a.m. by Heth's Division and Pegram's Artillery Battalion which were held in check until the arrival of First Corps. The Second Brigade picketed the approaches from the north and retarded the advance of Ewell's Corps until Eleventh Corps arrived. About 4 p.m. retreated to Cemetery Hill and formed on left of town and bivouacked for the night in front of Little Round Top extending pickets nearly to Fairfield.

July 2 Started in the morning for Westminster to guard Army Trains. The Reserve Brigade Cavalry Corps arrived about noon on the Emmitsburg Road and engaged for four hours the Confederate right.

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 NumberHM9VD
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307482 N 4411882
Decimal Degrees39.83515000, -77.24986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.109', W 77° 14.992'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 6.54" N, 77° 14' 59.52" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-48 Reynolds Ave S, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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