First Vermont Brigade

First Vermont Brigade (HM8OJ)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.099', W 77° 13.943'

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Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Regiments

— Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps —

First Vermont Brigade,
Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Regiments,
Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps.
Organized in the summer of 1861 by Major General William F. Smith, and commanded by Brig. Gen. W.T.H. Brooks and Brig. Gen. and Brevet Maj. Gen. L.A. Grant, this Brigade fought in whole or part with the Army of the Potomac from the First Bull Run to Appomattox.

Aggregating - including the Eleventh Regiment, for a year part of the Brigade - 11,137 officers and men, it gave 2,439 lives to the Union cause. Killed and mortally wounded in action, 1128. Died of disease and by accident, 1009. Died in Confederate prisons, 302. Wounded not mortally 2,265 - Total, 4,704.

Reaching this field by a forced march of thirty-two miles in the evening of July 2, the Brigade took position on the left Union flank, near this point, in anticipation of an attack by the enemy and held the same July 3rd and 4th.

First Bull Run - Salem Heights - Weldon Railroad
Lee's Mill - Fredericksburg June 5, 63 - Charlestown
Williamsburg - Gettysburg - Opequon
Golding's Farm - Funkstown - Fisher's Hill
Savage Station - Rappahannock Sta. - Cedar Creek
White Oak Swamp - Wilderness - Petersburg Mar. 29, 65
Crampton's Pass - Spottsylvania - Petersburg April 2, 65
Antietam - Cold Harbor - Sailor's Creek
Fredericksburg, Dec 13, 62 - Petersburg, June 18, 64
Marye's Heights - Ream's Station
HM NumberHM8OJ
Year Placed1889
Placed ByState of Vermont
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308839 N 4406276
Decimal Degrees39.78498333, -77.23238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.099', W 77° 13.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 5.94" N, 77° 13' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 Wright Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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