First Brigade

First Brigade (HMB4F)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 49.291', W 77° 13.738'

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Third Division - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Third Division
First Brigade

Col. Samuel S. Carroll
14th. Indiana 4th. 8th. Ohio
7th. West Virginia Infantry

July 2 Took position in the morning on right of Corps on Cemetery Ridge between the Cemetery and Battery I 1st U.S. in Ziegler's Grove. In the afternoon the 8th Ohio was sent on the skirmish line and remained until the close of the battle. At 7 p.m. the remainder of the Brigade occupied the place on the left made vacant by the Third Brigade going to the support of Third Corps for a short time. At dark the Brigade went to relief of Eleventh Corps and was hotly engaged in support of the Batteries on East Cemetery Hill until after 10 p.m.

July 3 Sharp skirmishing continued through the day the Brigade was subjected to an annoying sharpshooters fire from houses in the town and to a cross fire from Artillery from the north east and west. The 8th Ohio assisted in the repulse of Longstreet's assault. The Brigade captured 252 prisoners and 4 stand of colors.

Casualties. Killed 3 officers 35 men. Wounded 15 officers 151 men. Captured or missing 7 men. Total 211.
HM NumberHMB4F
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309232 N 4410324
Decimal Degrees39.82151667, -77.22896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.291', W 77° 13.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 17.46" N, 77° 13' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 772-780 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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