First Brigade

First Brigade (HMB83)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 49.297', W 77° 13.645'

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First Division - Eleventh Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps First Division
First Brigade

Col. Leopold Von Gilsa
41st. (9 cos.) 54th. 68th. New York
153d. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 The Brigade except the 41st New York having been temporarily left at Emmitsburg arrived about noon and took position a mile northerly from town on left of Harrisburg Road and right of Rock Creek Second Brigade on right and Third Division on left. Advanced over a knoll into woods in front and encountered Brig. Gen. Gordon's Brigade and was attacked by Brig. Gen. Doles's Brigade Major Gen. Rodes's Division and subjected to a severe enfilading Artillery fire from Lieut. Col. Jones's Battalion on a knoll east of Rock Creek and forced back to the Alms House where being outflanked the Brigade fell back with the Corps to Cemetery Hill and took position behind a stone wall on the right of corps.
The 41st New York rejoined the Brigade in the night.

July 2 Remained in position all day engaged as skirmishers. An attack in the evening on Cemetery Hill on the left was repulsed with the aid of First Brigade Third Division Second Corps.

July 3 Under Artillery fire for an hour and a half but not engaged.

Casualties. Killed 4 officers 50 men. Wounded 21 officers 289 men. Captured or missing 6 officers 157 men. Total 527.
HM NumberHMB83
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309365 N 4410332
Decimal Degrees39.82161667, -77.22741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.297', W 77° 13.645'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 17.82" N, 77° 13' 38.70" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 854-902 Wainwright Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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