First Brigade

First Brigade (HMAMN)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 48.643', W 77° 14.156'

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Second Division - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Second Division
First Brigade

Brig. Gen. William Harrow
Col. Francis E. Heath
19th. Maine 15th. Massachusetts
1st. Minnesota 82d. New York Infantry

July 2 Early in the morning took position in the rear of Second and Third Brigades. The 15th Mass. and the 82d. New York were advanced to the Emmitsburg Road on the right of Cordori House to support Third Corps the other two regiments were moved to the left on a line with Third Brigade. The Third Corps having been forced back the advanced regiments wwere compelled to retired to the main line by Brig. Gen. Wright's Brigade which captured several pieces of Artillery but supports coming quickly to the Union line they forced the Confederates back across the Emmitsburg Road with heavy loss and retook the captured Artillery. Col. G.H. Ward 15th Mass. and Col. J.J. Huston 82d New York were mortally wounded.

July 3 At 1 p.m. a terrific cannonade was opened along the Confederate line in front which continued for about two hours followed by a charge of over 15,000 Infantry its right striking Second and Third Brigades. This Brigade moved at once to the right and assisted the other two Brigades in repelling the assault and capturing a large number of prisoners and several flags.

Casualties. Killed 10 officers 137 men. Wounded 46 officers 527 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 47 men. Total 768.
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308606 N 4409140
Decimal Degrees39.81071667, -77.23593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.643', W 77° 14.156'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 38.58" N, 77° 14' 9.36" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4205 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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