First Brigade

First Brigade (HMBCT)

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

N 39° 48.455', W 77° 14.659'

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Second Division, Third Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Third Corps Second Division
First Brigade

Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Carr
1st. 11th. 16th. Massachusetts
12th. New Hampshire 11th. New Jersey
26th. 84th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2 Arrived around 1 a.m. and bivouacked for the night. Early in the afternoon formed line on the right of the Division connecting with Second Corps on the right. Between 3 and 4 p.m. advanced 300 yards to the Emmitsburg Road connecting with First Division. The Brigade with the support of 5th New Jersey on the left and 15th Mass. and 82d New York on the right held the front line, Second Brigade in reserve, until the line on the left gave way when the Brigade with the Division changed front to the left. The Brigade then retired with the Corps by order of Major Gen. D.B. Birney commanding to the main line in the rear where it formed and forced back the pursuing forces regained the lost ground capturing many prisoners and held the position until morning.

July 3 The Confederate Artillery opened fire at daylight which continued over an hour. At 6 a.m. the Brigade was ordered to join the Corps in the rear and then to support the Fifth Corps and at 3 p.m. to support the Second Corps. The Brigade lying in close column suffered severely from the Artillery fire.

Casualties. Killed 10 officers 111 men. Wounded 45 officers 559 men. Captured or missing 2 officers 63 men. Total 790.
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HM NumberHMBCT
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307880 N 4408810
Decimal Degrees39.80758333, -77.24431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.455', W 77° 14.659'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 27.30" N, 77° 14' 39.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16194-16198 Sickles Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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