First Brigade

First Brigade (HMA9L)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 47.791', W 77° 14.452'

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Third Division - Fifth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps Third Division
First Brigade

Col. William McCandless
30th. 31st. 35th. 42d. Pennsylvania Infantry
(1st. (9 Cos.) 2d. 6th. 13th. Reserves)

July 2 Moved with the Division from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek late in the day to Little Round Top north of the Wheatfield Road. After sunset formed line to cover the retiring of First and Second Brigades Second Division and supported by Third Brigade Third Division Sixth corps charged the advancing Confederates and forced them down the hill and across into the Wheatfield. The Brigade remained at a stone wall in rear of the Wheatfield. Col. C.F. Taylor commanding 13th Penna. Reserves fell in the advance.

July 3 Advanced through the Wheatfield into the woods beyond supported by Third Brigade Third Division Sixth Corps and changing front swept southward through the woods west and south of the Wheatfield encountering a portion of Brig. Gen. Benning's Brigade and capturing about 200 prisoners and the colors of 15th Georgia. The Confederates retired to the crest of ridge from which they advanced the previous day. In this movement one 10 pounder Parrott was recovered and about 3,000 small arms were gathered from the field.

Casualties. Killed 2 officers 18 men. Wounded 14 officers 118 men. Captured or missing 3 men. Total 155.
HM NumberHMA9L
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 7:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308144 N 4407575
Decimal Degrees39.79651667, -77.24086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.791', W 77° 14.452'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 47.46" N, 77° 14' 27.12" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 351-399 Ayres Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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