Third Brigade

Third Brigade (HMATT)

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

N 39° 47.804', W 77° 14.268'

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Third Division - Sixth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps Third Division
Third Brigade

Brig. Gen. Frank Wheaton
Col. David J. Nevin
62d. New York 93d. 98th. 102d. 139th. Penna. Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 2 p.m. and late in the day moved to the north slope of Little Round Top. On the advance of Brig. Gen. Wofford's Brigade and others forcing First and Second Brigades Second Division Fifth Corps across Plum Run and up the west base of Little Round Top the Brigade with First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps on its left countercharged forcing the Confederates down the hill and across Plum Run and marsh and 100 yards up the slope beyond and remained during the night having recaptured two Napoleon guns.

July 3 Assigned to the command of Brig. Gen. J.J. Bartlett in the morning and remained in the advanced position of the previous night. Late in the day supported First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps at an interval of 200 yards in an advance through the Wheatfield and the woods on the south encountering a detachment of Brig. Gen. Benning's Brigade and the combined forces captured about 200 prisoners of that Brigade and the colors of the 15th Georgia. At dark the line was recalled to a position of a few hundred yards in advance of the original line. The Brigade sustained some loss in this movement. One Napoleon and three caissons belonging to the 9th Mass. Battery recaptured.

Casualties. Killed 2 men. Wounded 7 officers 44 men. Total 53.
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HM NumberHMATT
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308407 N 4407592
Decimal Degrees39.79673333, -77.23780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.804', W 77° 14.268'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 48.24" N, 77° 14' 16.08" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Wheatfield Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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