First Brigade

First Brigade (HMA4N)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 47.693', W 77° 14.457'

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Second Division - Fifth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps Second Division
First Brigade

Col. Hannibal Day
3d. (6 Cos.) 4th. (4 Cos.) 6th. (5 Cos.)
12th (8 Cos.) 14th. (8 Cos.) U.S. Infantry

July 2 Moved left in front with the Division late in the day from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek to Little Round Top and Third Corps line. Halted on north slope of Little Round Top. Third Brigade in advance went to the support of First Division. The Brigade preceded by Second Brigade advanced across Plum Run Valley and on to the hill beyond and formed line in rear of Second Brigade facing the Wheatfield through which First Division Second Corps was advancing perpendicular to the line of the Brigade. Later advanced supporting Second Brigade toward the left when the Union forces on the right and front having been driven back by superior numbers the Brigade retired under a heavy musketry fire on its front and flank to Little Round Top and at night to the woods on the east side.

July 3 Remained in same position.

July 4 Made a reconnoissance to the front supported by Second Brigade First Division Sixth Corps forcing in the Confederate pickets and drawing the fire of Artillery.

Casualties. Killed 1 officer 45 men. Wounded 13 officers 305 men. Captured or missing 18 men. Total 382.
HM NumberHMA4N
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308133 N 4407393
Decimal Degrees39.79488333, -77.24095000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.693', W 77° 14.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 41.58" N, 77° 14' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-7 Ayres Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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