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

Third Division

Sixth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Third Division, Sixth Corps Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Third Division, Sixth Corps Tablet
The Greek Cross of the Sixth Corps appears above the tablet.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps
Third Division

Major General John Newton, Brig. General Frank Wheaton

First Brigade Gen. Alex. Shaler
Second Brigade Col. Henry L. Eustis
Third Brigade Col. David J. Nevin

July 2. Arrived about 2 p.m. and late in the day marched toward the north slope of Little Round Top. Third Brigade with Second Brigade First division went into action at sunset on the right of First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps on the northwest slope of Little Round Top and the combined force drove the advancing Confederates back down the slope across Plum Run marsh and a hundred yards up the slope beyond. First and Second Brigades were in reserve on the slope beyond. First and Second Brigades were in reserve on the northeast slope of Little Round Top.

July 3. First Brigade was ordered to the left and at 8 a.m. to the support of Second Division Twelfth Corps on the right. Second Brigade was sent to the right centre to report to Gen. Newton. The Third Brigade remained under the command of Gen. Bartlett supporting First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps in the vicinity of the Wheatfield.

Casualties. Killed 1 officer 19 men. Wounded 12 officers 136 men. Captured or missing 28 men. Total 196.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National
Newton's Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Newton's Division Tablet
Not mentioned on the tablet, but General Newton replaced General Doubleday as temporary commander of the Federal First Corps on July 2nd.
Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.058′ N, 77° 14.057′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st New Jersey Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sixth Corps (about 400 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); Dow's 6th Maine Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reverend Father William Corby, C.S.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Connecticut Light Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 5, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 746 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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