First Brigade

First Brigade (HMA9P)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 47.767', W 77° 14.503'

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First Division - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps First Division
First Brigade

Col. Edward E. Cross, Col. H. Boyd McKeen
5th. New Hampshire 61st. New York
81st. 148th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 7 a.m. and was massed in woods at left and rear of the line of Corps and at 10 a.m. took position forming the left of Division in column of regiments. Between 5 and 6 p.m. moved with Division to the support of Third Corps forming line of battle along a stone wall at the rear and east of the Wheatfield and advanced against the Confederate forces in the Wheatfield and in the woods at the left forcing them back to the farther end of the Wheatfield and taking many prisoners when the ammunition being exhausted the Brigade was relieved by part of Second Division Fifth Corps and Second Brigade First Division Fifth Corps and retired to the stone wall and finally with Division to former position in line with Corps. Col. Cross fell mortally wounded early in the engagement.

July 3 Constructed breastworks early in the morning which gave protection from the cannonade in the afternoon.
Remained in position until the close of the battle.

Casualties. Killed 2 officers 55 men. Wounded 22 officers 238 men. Captured or missing 13 men. Total 330.
HM NumberHMA9P
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 11:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308070 N 4407532
Decimal Degrees39.79611667, -77.24171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.767', W 77° 14.503'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 46.02" N, 77° 14' 30.18" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 253-259 Ayres Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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