First Brigade

First Brigade (HMA8O)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.835', W 77° 14.78'

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First Division - Fifth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps First Division
First Division

Col. William S. Tilton
18th. 22d. Massachusetts 1st. Michigan
118th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2 In position in column with the Division and Corps on the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek until after 4 p.m. then moved with the Division left in front to the support of Third Corps line the Third Brigade having been detached to occupy Little Round Top. The Brigade preceded by Second Brigade crossed Plum Run and the Wheatfield and went into position on the high ground on the edge of woods facing westerly and southerly toward the Rose House. Second Brigade on the left. The Brigade was sharply attacked by Brig. Gen. Kershaw's Brigade and in compliance with orders from Brig. Gen. J. Barnes it retired to the rear and right to the woods across the Wheatfield Road and later to a line extending northerly from Little Round Top.

July 3 Relieved Third Brigade on Little Round Top.

July 4 Remained in position until close of battle except a reconnoissance in front.

Casualties. Killed 2 officers 10 men. Wounded 12 officers 90 men. Captured or missing 11 men. Total 125.
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HM NumberHMA8O
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307678 N 4407668
Decimal Degrees39.79725000, -77.24633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.835', W 77° 14.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 50.10" N, 77° 14' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 307 Sickles Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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