First Brigade

First Brigade (HM85O)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 50.127', W 77° 15.25'

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First Division - First Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
First Corps First Division
First Brigade

Brig. Gen. Solomon Meredith
Col. William W. Robinson
19th. Indiana, 24th. Michigan
2d. 6th. 7th. Wisconsin Infantry

July 1 Arrived at 10 a.m. went into position and charged Brig. Gen. Archer's Brigade in Reyonlds's Woods forced the Confederate line across Willoughby Run capturing Brg. Gen. Archer and many prisoners. The 19th Indiana, 24th Michigan and the 2nd and 7th Wisconsin retired and formed line in Reynolds's Woods the 6th Wisconsin having gone to the support of Second Brigade against Brig. Gen. Davis's Brigade Major Gen. Heth's Division. At 4 p.m. being outflanked and hard pressed the Brigade retired under a heavy fire of infantry and Artillery to Seminary Ridge and thence to Cemetery Hill and to the north slope of Culp's Hill and intrenched.

July 2 Repulsed without loss a sharp attack at night. About sunset the 6th Wisconsin went to the support of Third Brigade Second Division Twelfth Corps and assisted in repelling attacks during the night.

July 3 Repulsed a sharp attack in the morning without loss.

Casualties Killed 13 Officers 158 Men. Wounded 54 Officers 666 Men. Captured or missing 13 Officers 249 Men. Total 1153.
HM NumberHM85O
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307114 N 4411925
Decimal Degrees39.83545000, -77.25416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.127', W 77° 15.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 7.62" N, 77° 15' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 831-841 Stone-Meredith Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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