Third Brigade

Third Brigade (HM9GI)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 48.916', W 77° 14.114'

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Third Division - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Third Division
Third Brigade

Col. George L. Willard
Col. Eliakim Sherrill
Lieut. Col. James M. Bull
39th (4 cos.), 111th, 125th, 126th. New York Infantry

July 2 Took position in the morning along Cemetery Ridge at the right of the Angle. Near sunset went to the left to support Third Corps. Charged Brig. Gen. Barksdale's Brigade in the wooded swale at the head of Plum Run forcing it back and capturing many prisoners. The 39th New York recaptured Battery I 5th U.S. from the 21st Miss. Col. Willard was killed and Brig. Gen. Barksdale mortally wounded. At dark the Brigade returned and was held in reserve.

July 3 Engaged on the skirmish line with much loss. At 3 p.m. after a terrific cannonade of two hours the Brigade was moved up to the line of the Second Brigade and assisted in repulsing Longstreet's assault in which Col. Sherrill was mortally wounded. A large detail from the Brigade under Capt. Armstrong of the 125th New York and the 8th Ohio on the skirmish line withdrew to the right and poured a deadly fire upon the left of the assaulting lines and then charging captured prisoners and flags.

Casualties. Killed 11 officers 126 men. Wounded 26 officers 516 men. Captured or missing 33 men. Total 714.
HM NumberHM9GI
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308679 N 4409644
Decimal Degrees39.81526667, -77.23523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.916', W 77° 14.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 54.96" N, 77° 14' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 228-298 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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