Sixth Corps

Sixth Corps (HMACX)

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

N 39° 47.994', W 77° 14.062'

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Army of the Potomac

Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps

Major General John Sedgwick

First Division Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright
Second Division Brigadier General Albion P. Howe
Third Division Major General John Newton, Brigadier General Frank Wheaton
Artillery Brigade Colonel Charles H. Tompkins
The Corps being in reserve its operations were mostly by Brigades independent of each other and on different portions of the field.

July 2. Arrived in the afternoon after a march of over 30 miles. Nevin's Brigade Wheaton's Division and Bartlett's brigade Wright's Division went into action about sunset on the left centre between the Divisions of 5th. Corps and assisted in repulsing the Confederate assault. Russell's and Torbert's Brigades Wright's Division were held in reserve. Neill's Brigade Howe's Division was sent to the right of the line. Grant's Brigade was sent to the extreme left of the line east of Round Top. Shaler's Brigade Wheaton's Division was held in reserve near the left centre.

July 3. The Brigades of the Corps were put into position where needed at different points on the line from right to left until the close of the battle.

Casualties: Killed 2 officers, 25 men; Wounded 14 officers, 171 men; Captured or missing 30 men; Total 242.
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HM NumberHMACX
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Year Placed1906
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308710 N 4407936
Decimal Degrees39.79990000, -77.23436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.994', W 77° 14.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 59.64" N, 77° 14' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 Sedgwick Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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