Third U.S. Infantry

Third U.S. Infantry (HMA4D)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.716', W 77° 14.449'

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First Brigade - Second Division

— Fifth Corps —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
Second Division First Brigade
Third U.S. Infantry

Six Companies
Captain Henry W. Freedly and Captain Richard G. Lay
Commanding

July 2 Arrived in the morning and took position near the line of the Twelfth Corps. The Regiment with the Brigade moved from the right to the left of the line and at 5 p.m. advanced across Plum Run near Little Round Top and supported the Second Brigade in its advance to the crest of the rocky wooded hill beyond and facing to the left engaged the Confederates but retired under a deadly fire on the left right and rear after the Confederates had gained a position in the Wheatfield in the rear of the Brigade and took position on east slope of Little Round Top.

July 3 Remained in same position

July 4 The Regiment with the Brigade made a reconnoissance and developed a force of the Confederate Infantry and Artillery in force.

Casualties killed 3 men wounded 4 officers and 83 men missing 1 man.
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HM NumberHMA4D
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Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308145 N 4407436
Decimal Degrees39.79526667, -77.24081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.716', W 77° 14.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 42.96" N, 77° 14' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-31 Ayres Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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