3rd Division, 2nd Corps
— (Willard Monument) —The 3rd. Brigade of the 3rd. Division, 2nd. Corps was conducted by General Hancock at seven o'clock P.M., July 2nd. 1863, from near Ziegler's Grove to the rear of a bushy swale along Plum Run; the 39th N.Y. commanded by Major Hugo Hildebrand, faced left to guard against a flank and rear attack, the 125the N.Y. commanded by Col. Levin Crandall, took position on the left, the 126th N.Y., commanded by Col. C.D. MacDougall, on the right, and charged the 13th. 17th. and 18th Miss. regiments of Barksdale's Brigade in line in the thicket and drove them through the swale and up the slope toward the Emmitsburg Road to within 317 Yards, due east from this position when the enemy artillery fire became very severe and the Brigade retired to the swale where Col. George L. Willard commanding the Brigade was killed. After being relieved at dark the Brigade returned to near its former position on Cemetery Ridge.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:08pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 307831 N 4408708|
|Decimal Degrees||39.80665000, -77.24485000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 48.399', W 77° 14.691'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 48' 23.94" N, 77° 14' 41.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16124 Walking/Horse Trail, Gettysburg PA 17325, US|
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