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Third Brigade

Second Division - Fifth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Third Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Third Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps Second Division
Third Brigade

brig. Gen. Stephen H. Weed
Col. Kenner Garrard
140th. 146th. New York
91st. 155th. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 2 Arrived early in the morning and lay on the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek until late in the day. Moved hastily to the left leading the Division and took position on Little Round Top on the right of Third Brigade First Division in time for the 140th New York to repel an attack on that point. The other regiments having moved to the right to the support of Battery I 5th U.S. and Third Corps line were brought back and went into position on the right of the 140th New York. Brig. Gen. Weed commanding Brigade and Col. P.H. O'Rorke commanding 140th New York were mortally wounded.

July 3 Remained in position until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 2 Officers 38 Men. Wounded 11 Officers 131 Men. Captured or missing 18 Men. Total 200.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.538′ N, 77° 14.175′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at stop
Third Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Third Brigade Tablet
Located at the north end of the parking area for Little Round Top. The path to the Signal Rock passes to the right.
8, Little Round Top, on the driving tour of 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. Signal Corps U.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Eye of General Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Fishhook (within shouting distance of this marker); 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Valley of Death (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Deadly Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Col. Kenner Garrard. Gerrard, who assumed command after Weed's death, wrote of the Brigade's movements on the 2nd:
The other regiments [than the 140th New York] --One hundred and forty-sixth New York Volunteers and the Ninety-first and One hundred and fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers--were led to the right and front
Third Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Third Brigade Tablet
To the right is the walk way to the Signal Corps Rock and General Warren's Statue.
some distance, and formed in line in a narrow valley to support a portion of the Third Corps and Watson's battery, then severely pressed by the enemy. Before becoming engaged, however, orders were received for these regiments to return at double-quick to Round Top ridge, and secure and hold that position. The Ninety-first was posted on the left of the battery, connecting with the One hundred and fortieth. The One hundred and forty-sixth and One hundred and fifty-fifth were posted on the right, extending from the battery on the summit, along the crest of the ridge, to the gorge on the right.
(Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Half of the Brigade Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Right Half of the Brigade Position
Looking from the General Warren Statue to the north. As stated on the tablet, the 140th New York arrived well in advance of the other three regiments of the Brigade. The 91st Pennsylvania was the next to arrive and deployed on the right of the 140th. Later the 146th New York and 155th Pennsylvania deployed on the right of the 91st. Those last two regiments erected breastworks on the crest of Little Round Top here. The monument for the 155th stands on the right, where that regiment deployed. The 146th New York monument is hidden under by the boulders in the foreground.
 
 
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