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

Third U.S. Infantry

First Brigade - Second Division

 

—Fifth Corps —

 
Third U.S. Infantry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Third U.S. Infantry Tablet
Above the tablet is the crest of the U.S. Army. Note the Maltese Cross at the top of the tablet, the symbol of the Fifth Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps
Second Division First Brigade
Third U.S. Infantry

Six Companies
Captain Henry W. Freedly and Captain Richard G. Lay
Commanding

July 2 Arrived in the morning and took position near the line of the Twelfth Corps. The Regiment with the Brigade moved from the right to the left of the line and at 5 p.m. advanced across Plum Run near Little Round Top and supported the Second Brigade in its advance to the crest of the rocky wooded hill beyond and facing to the left engaged the Confederates but retired under a deadly fire on the left right and rear after the Confederates had gained a position in the Wheatfield in the rear of the Brigade and took position on east slope of Little Round Top.

July 3 Remained in same position

July 4 The Regiment with the Brigade made a reconnoissance and developed a force of the Confederate Infantry and Artillery in force.

Casualties killed 3 men wounded 4 officers and 83 men missing 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.716′ N, 77° 14.449′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Ayres Avenue, on the left when
Third U.S. Infantry Tablet on the Ayres Avenue Loop image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Third U.S. Infantry Tablet on the Ayres Avenue Loop
traveling south. Click for map. Located on a loop in Ayres Avenue near the Wheatfield and Day'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. Fourth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Pennsylvania Reservers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventh U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Tenth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 23, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Third U.S. Infantry Deploys as part of Day's Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Third U.S. Infantry Deploys as part of Day's Brigade
Looking from Day's Hill to the back of the monument. The Third U.S. Infantry was with the Brigade as it deployed behind Burbank's Brigade in this area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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