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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Third Brigade

Second Division - Twelfth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Third Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Third Brigade Tablet
The star at the top of the tablet is the symbol of the Federal XII Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps Second Division
Third Brigade

Brig. Gen. George S. Greene
60th. 78th. 102d. 137th. 149th. New York Infantry

July 1 Arrived about 5 p.m. and took position on the left of the First Corps on Cemetery Ridge.

July 2 At 6 a.m. took position on Culp's Hill on the right of the First Corps with Second Brigade on right. Breastworks were constructed. At 6.30 p.m. the First and Second Brigades were ordered to follow the First Division to support the left of the Army leaving this Brigade to occupy the entire Corps line. The 137th New York was moved into the position of the Second Brigade when the line was attacked by Major Gen. Johnson's Division which made four distinct charges and at 8 p.m. occupied the works that the First Division had vacated but were successfully repulsed from the line held by the Brigade the 137th New York having changed front to face the attack. The Brigade was reinforced by about 750 men from the First and Eleventh Corps.

July 3 At daylight Major Gen. Johnson having been reinforced advanced and a fierce engagement ensued for seven hours when after suffering great losses he was forced back from the entire line.

Casualties. Killed 6 officers 61 men. Wounded 10 officers 202 men. Captured or missing 1 officers 23 men. Total 303.
 
Erected
Third Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Third Brigade Tablet
1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.111′ N, 77° 13.178′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located between the lower and upper crest of Culp's Hill 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. 102 & 78th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 147th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 150th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 149th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. General Green at Culp's Hill. History.net article about the defense of Culp's Hill led
Brigadier General George S. Greene image. Click for full size.
3. Brigadier General George S. Greene
At over 60 years old during the war, Greene was among the oldest generals serving in the field on either side. He graduated from West Point in 1823. Later as an instructor, one of his students was Cadet Robert E. Lee. After a 25 year civilian career centered on engineering, he volunteered his services at the beginning of the Civil War.
[Library of Congress Collection]
by General Greene. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. General George S. Greene. Wikipedia biography of the General. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Earthworks on Culp's Hill image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Earthworks on Culp's Hill
Looking at the earthworks beside Slocum Avenue on Culp's Hill. These works were occupied by Greene's Brigade in the evening of July 2 when the rest of the Division moved to support the Federal left flank. Green deployed the 60th New York on the upper crest of Culp's Hill. The 102nd and 149th New York were posted in the saddle. The 137th New York held the lower crest of the hill. And the 78th New York was held as a reserve. Holding tenaciously, and reinforced from adjacent units, the Federals held on to this key terrain.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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