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

First Brigade

2nd Division, 12th Corps

 
 
First Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Corps Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. First Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Corps Marker
At the top of the marker is a inset star, the symbol of Twelfth Corps. At the base is the title inscription "1st Brig. 2nd Div. 12th Corps."
Inscription.
First Brigade
Colonel Charles Candy Commanding
2d. Division 12th. Corps
5th Ohio Infantry Col. J.H. Patrick
7th Ohio Infantry Col. W.R. Creighton
29th Ohio Infantry Capt. W.F. Stevens, Capt. Edward Hayes
66th Ohio Infantry Lieut-Col. E. Powell
28th Penna. Infantry Capt. John Flynn
147th Penna. Infantry Lieut-Col. A. Pardee Jr.
July 1 about 5 p.m. took position along
the ridge in rear of this tablet the
5th Ohio and 147th Penna. occupied
Little Round Top at dusk on picket duty
July 2 early in the morning the Brigade
moved to Culp's Hill.

 
Location. 39° 47.853′ N, 77° 14.07′ 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. Co. H. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); First Division (a few steps from this marker); Fifth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Corps Headquarters
Marker Location and Ridge Line Behind Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Marker Location and Ridge Line Behind
The marker is positioned about 25 yards off the road. Behind the marker runs the ridge line occupied by the Brigade on July 1.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 10th Massachusetts Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Position of Candy's Brigade Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. First Position of Candy's Brigade
Looking from the intersection of Sedgwick Avenue and Wheatfield Road to the north. Until the brigade was posted to the east on Culp's Hill, Candy's Brigade occupied a line on the far south end of Cemetery Ridge. The troops moved into line on the evening of July 1, along the ridge line to the right, in what is now covered with trees. The 5th Ohio and 147th Pennsylvania occupied the far left end of the line on Little Round Top (to the rear of the camera in from this point).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 61 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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