Attack on Cemetery Hill

Attack on Cemetery Hill (HMB4G)

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

N 39° 49.307', W 77° 13.73'

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2nd Day

This hill was occupied by Union forces at noon July 1 and provided a rallying point that afternoon for Union soldiers retreating to it from beyond the town.

On the evening of July 2, coordinated with the attack on Culp's Hill to your right, 2,000 Confederate soldiers advanced against this hill from beyond the school building site in your front. Assailed by artillery fire they pressed forward, struck and broke Union infantry lines at the base of this hill, and, after desperate hand-to-hand fighting, captured cannon here on the crest. But they received no aid and soon Union reinforcements swept them from the hill.
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 2:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309245 N 4410353
Decimal Degrees39.82178333, -77.22883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.307', W 77° 13.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 18.42" N, 77° 13' 43.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 772 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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