First Brigade

First Brigade (HM9X8)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 49.899', W 77° 15.075'

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Third Division - First Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
First Corps Third Division
First Brigade

Col. Chapman Biddle
Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Rowley
80th. New York 121st. 142nd. 151st. Penna. Infantry

July 1 Arrived and went into position about 11.30 a.m. left of Reynold's Woods. The 151st Penna. having been sent to reinforce Second Brigade on right of Reynold's Woods the remaining regiments with Battery B 1st Penna. formed line facing west and held this position until near 4 p.m. when being pressed with superior numbers in front and outflanked on the left the Brigade retired to Seminary Ridge. On the withdrawal of the Corps the Brigade retired to Cemetery Hill and formed on the left along Taneytown Road and remained there until noon the next day.

July 2 Between 5 and 6 p.m. the Brigade was moved to the left centre from which First Division Second Corps had been taken to support Third Corps.

July 3 Remained in the same position and assisted in repelling Longstreet's assault in the afternoon taking many prisoners. At 6 p.m. withdrew to former position on Taneytown Road.

Casualties Killed 8 officers 103 men. Wounded 41 officers 516 men. Captured or missing 8 officers 222 men. Total 898.
HM NumberHM9X8
Year Placed1911
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:52pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307353 N 4411497
Decimal Degrees39.83165000, -77.25125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.899', W 77° 15.075'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 53.94" N, 77° 15' 4.50" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 72-198 Reynolds Ave S, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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