First Volunteer Brigade

First Volunteer Brigade (HM8H7)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 48.047', W 77° 14.854'

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Artillery Reserve

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Artillery Reserve
First Volunteer Brigade

Lieut. Col. Freeman McGilvery

5th Mass. Battery E
(10th New York Battery Attached)
Capt. Charles A. Phillips

9th Mass. Battery
Capt. John Bigelow, Lieut. Richard S. Milton

15th New York Battery
Capt. Patrick Hart

Batteries C and F Penna.
Capt. James Thompson

July 2 Went into action at 3.30 p.m. on this road. Batteries C and F Penna. on the right in the Peach Orchard line facing west. About 5 p.m. opened and repulsed a heavy column of Infantry charging the Brigade. About 6 p.m. the Confederates gained position on the left and the Infantry fell back leaving the Artillery without support. Four Batteries fell back 250 yards and renewed their fire. Battery B 1st New Jersey and 15th New York Battery retired from the field. The advanced line of the 3rd Corps having been abandoned the Artillery Brigade took up a new position 400 yards in the rear and opened on the enemy with canister and at 8 p.m. retired to the battle line of the army.
HM NumberHM8H7
Year Placed1913
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307583 N 4408063
Decimal Degrees39.80078333, -77.24756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.047', W 77° 14.854'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 2.82" N, 77° 14' 51.24" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-540 Wheatfield Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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