Third Brigade

Third Brigade (HMAOL)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.707', W 77° 14.125'

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Second Division - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Second Division
Third Brigade

Col. Norman J. Hall
19th. 20th. Massachusetts 7th. Michigan
42d. 59th. (4 Cos.) New York Infantry

July 2 Took position on the line at the left of Second Brigade and of the Copse of Trees. The 19th Mass. and the 42d New York were late in the day advanced to support Second Division Third Corps but retired on Second Division being forced back the Brigade was attacked by Brig. Gen. Wright's Brigade which overrun Battery A 1st Rhode Island then in advance but was repulsed with heavy loss and force beyond the Emmitsburg Road.

July 3 Remained in position. At 3 p.m. Longstreet's assault was made after a cannonade of two hours. The Brigade and the Second Brigade received the charge of Major Gen. Pickett's Division which was repulsed with great loss in killed wounded prisoners and flags. In this engagement the First Brigade and the other troops were rushed to support of the two Brigades and the other troops were rushed to support of the two Brigades engaged and contributed to the victory. The Brigade remained in its position until the close of the battle.

Casualties. Killed 6 officers 75 men. Wounded 29 officers 253 men. Captured or missing 14 men. Total 377.
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308653 N 4409257
Decimal Degrees39.81178333, -77.23541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.707', W 77° 14.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 42.42" N, 77° 14' 7.50" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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