First Division

First Division (HMA93)

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

N 39° 47.911', W 77° 14.698'

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Fifth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
First Division

Brig. General James Barnes
First Brigade Col. Wm. S. Tilton
Second Brigade Col. J.B. Sweitzer
Third Brigade Col. Strong Vincent, Col. Jas. C. Rice.

July 2. Crossed Rock Creek in the morning and was massed on Baltimore Pike with the Corps until between 4 and 5 p.m. then moved to the left by command of Gen. Sykes to the support of Third Corps line. The Third Brigade in the advance hastened to take possession of Little Round Top. The First and Second Brigades crossed Plum Run and the Wheatfield to the further edge of the woods beyond near the Rose House. First Brigade was formed on the right of Second. These Brigades were more or less engaged until after sundown when with other troops on the line they were compelled to retire to a line extending north from the summit of Little Round Top.

July 3. The Third Brigade was relieved by the First Brigade and joined Second Brigade north of Little Round Top. Remained in these positions until the close of the battle except reconnoissances to the front.

Casualties. Killed 14 officers 153 men. Wounded 55 officers 539 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 142 men. Total 904.
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HM NumberHMA93
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 6:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307799 N 4407805
Decimal Degrees39.79851667, -77.24496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.911', W 77° 14.698'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 54.66" N, 77° 14' 41.88" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116-122 Sickles Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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