First Brigade

First Brigade (HMBE7)

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

N 39° 48.233', W 77° 14.891'

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First Divivision, Third Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Third Corps First Division
First Brigade

Brig. Gen. Charles K. Graham
Col. Andrew H. Tippin
57th. (8 Cos.) 63rd. 68th. 105th. 114th. 141st.
Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived between 5 and 6 p.m.

July 2 The Corps having relieved Second Division Twelfth Corps in the morning the Brigade took position on the right of the Division connecting with Second Division on the right. Between 2 and 3 p.m. advanced to the Emmitsburg Road and took position at the Peach Orchard supported by 3d Maine 3d Michigan 2d New Hampshire and 7th New Jersey. About 3 p.m. Artillery opened on the Confederate columns moving to the left and soon thereafter the Confederate Artillery replied and later the Brigade was attacked by Major Gen. McLaws's Division and forced back by superior numbers in front and on the flanks and at sunset it fell back with the Division. Brig. Gen. Graham was wounded and captured at the Peach Orchard.

July 3 The Brigade was in reserve during the day.

Casualties. Killed 6 officers and 61 men. Wounded 45 officers 463 men. Captured or missing 6 officers 159 men. Total 740.
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HM NumberHMBE7
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 12:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307538 N 4408408
Decimal Degrees39.80388333, -77.24818333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.233', W 77° 14.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 13.98" N, 77° 14' 53.46" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1106 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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