Third Brigade

Third Brigade (HM8SS)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 48.793', W 77° 12.924'

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First Division - Twelfth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps First Division
Third Brigade

Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Ruger
Col. Silas H. Colgrove
27th. Indiana, 2d. Mass., 13th. New Jersey
107th. New York, 3d Wisconsin Infantry

July 1 Arrived with the Division and bivouacked for the night east of Rock Creek.

July 2 After sharp skirmishing in front crossed Rock Creek and went into position. The left on Culp's Hill the right in McAllister's Woods a swale between. Breastworks were constructed. At sunset went to support of the left of the Army and returned and found the works on the left of the swale occupied by Confederates. Those on the right were unoccupied and immediately re-possessed.

July 3 The 2d Mass and 27th Indiana in the morning charged across the open swale to get possession of a stone wall and woods on the left but were repulsed with great loss the 27th Indiana falling back in a direct line the 2d Mass toward the left. A Confederate counter-charge was made across the swale but receiving a front and enfilading fire it was quickly repulsed and the Confederate force left the works and retired across Rock Creek.

July 4 The Brigade with a Battery and three regiments of First Brigade made a reconnoissance in front and around through the town the Confederate forces having withdrawn to Seminary Hill.

Casualties. Killed 2 officers, 47 men. Wounded 20 officers, 205 men. Captured or missing 5 men. Total 279.
HM NumberHM8SS
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 3:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310371 N 4409374
Decimal Degrees39.81321667, -77.21540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.793', W 77° 12.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 47.58" N, 77° 12' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5197 Colgrove Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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