Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Army of the Potomac —
Major General Carl Schurz
First Brigade Brig. Gen. Alex Schimmelfennig, Col. George von Amsberg
Second Brigade Col. W. Krzyzanowski
July 1 Arrived about noon and advanced to connect with the right of First Corps. The First Division on the right but was repulsed by a strong artillery and infantry fire from Rodes's Division Ewell's Corps. Engaged until past 4 p.m. and then retreated through the town to Cemetery Hill bringing up the rear of the Corps and took position behind stone walls with the First Division on right and Second on the left. Skirmishers in houses 300 to 500 yards in front.
July 2 In position in two lines behind stone walls of the Cemetery. At 7 p.m. the First Brigade was sent to support the First Division on the right. One regiment remained there four regiments went further to the right and assisted in repelling at 9 p.m. an attack made through the woods on First Corps. Between 8 and 9 p.m. an attack on East Cemetery Hill was made by Hays's Louisiana Brigade and a detachment from the Second Brigade was hastened to the point of attack and after a short and vigorous hand to hand conflict the attack was repulsed.
July 3 Not engaged except skirmishing.
July 4 Detachments from the Division entered town and captured
Casualties killed 20 officers 113 men - wounded 56 officers 628 men - captured or missing 33 officers 626 men - Total 1476
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.46′ N, 77° 14.062′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.1 miles east of Mummasburg Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 45th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 61st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (about 400 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 500 feet away); 157th Regiment New York Volunteers (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Carl Schurz. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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