First Division

First Division (HM9Z7)

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

N 39° 50.21', W 77° 14.923'

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First Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
First Corps
First Division

Brig. General James S. Wadsworth
First Brigade Brig. Gen. Solomon Meredith, Col. Wm. W. Robinson
Second Brigade Brig. General Lysander Cutler

July 1. Arrived at 10 a.m. The First Union Infantry on field. Formed across Chambersburg Pike relieving First Division Cavalry Corps and was immediately attacked by Archer's and Davis's Brigades Heth's Confederate Division which was repulsed with heavy losses at 2 p.m. both sides having been heavily reinforced the fighting was renewed with great energy. The two Brigades fighting separately where most needed. At 4 p.m. the Confederates having advanced in superior numbers and enveloping both flanks the Division retired by order of the General Commanding to Cemetery Hill and went into position on north side of Culp's Hill.

July 2 & 3. Entrenched on Culp's Hill and repulsed attacks made in the evening of second and morning of third.

Casualties Killed 19 Officers 280 Men. Wounded 98 Officers 1131 Men. Captured or Missing 15 Officers 612 Men. Total 2155.
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HM NumberHM9Z7
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307585 N 4412067
Decimal Degrees39.83683333, -77.24871667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.21', W 77° 14.923'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 12.60" N, 77° 14' 55.38" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128-130 Reynolds Ave N, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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