First Brigade

First Brigade (HMA36)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 47.138', W 77° 14.902'

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Third Division - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps Third Division
First Brigade

Brig. Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth
Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond
5th. New York 18th. Pennsylvania
1st. Vermont 1st. (10 Cos.) West Virginia Cavalry

June 30 Arrived at Hanover about noon and was attacked by Major Gen. Stuart's Cavalry and Horse Artillery which first encountered the 18th Penna. in the rear of the column later the Brigade was engaged and Major Gen. Stuart having been forced from the town retired with the loss of a battle-flag and over 70 men.

July 1 & 2 Not engaged.

July 3 Moved to the left to attack the Confederate right and rear arriving about 1 p.m. and became engaged with the Confederate skirmishers being supported at 3 p.m. by the Reserve Cavalry Brigade on the left. At 5.30 p.m. the 18th Pa. 1st Vt. and 1st West Virginia charged the Confederate left through woods and among stone fences held by superior forces of Infantry and Artillery but were repulsed with heavy loss including Brig. Gen. Farnsworth killed.

Casualties. Killed 3 officers 18 men. Wounded 6 officers 28 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 42 men. Total 98.
HM NumberHMA36
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307472 N 4406383
Decimal Degrees39.78563333, -77.24836667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.138', W 77° 14.902'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 8.28" N, 77° 14' 54.12" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34 S Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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