Sixth U.S. Infantry

Sixth U.S. Infantry (HMA4P)

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

N 39° 47.688', W 77° 14.459'

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First Brigade - Second Division

— Fifth Corps —

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

Five Companies
Captain Levi G. Bootes 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 both flanks and from the rear after the Confederates got possession of the Wheatfield in the rear of the Brigade and took position on 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 front.

Casualties killed 4 men wounded 1 officer and 38 men.
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HM NumberHMA4P
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Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 10:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308130 N 4407384
Decimal Degrees39.79480000, -77.24098333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.688', W 77° 14.459'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 41.28" N, 77° 14' 27.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416 Ayres Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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