Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - Sixth Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Sixth Corps First Division
Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett
5th. Maine 121st. New York
95th. 96th. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 2 The Brigade arrived late in the day and was formed in two lines to support Fifth Corps of which the troops in front were giving ground. The Third Brigade Third Division was formed on the left and then advanced to the front. Remained in same position during the night. The 121st New York was detached from the Brigade on its arrival and supported Battery L 1st Ohio until the close of the battle.
July 3 The Third Brigade Third Division was assigned to Brig. Gen. Bartlett's command which was in an advanced position. Late in the day the Third Brigade Third Division in a second line at an interval of 200 yards supported First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps in an advance through the Wheatfield and the woods on the south but soon after being engaged the Third Brigade Third Division advanced to the front and the combined forces captured about 200 prisoners of Brig. Gen. Benning's Brigade and the colors of the 15th Georgia. At dark the Brigade was recalled to a line a few hundred yards in advance of the original position.
Casualties. Killed 1 man. Wounded 4 men. Total 5.
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Location. 39° 47.721′ N, 77° 14.184′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wheatfield Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Plum Run Valley 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. 95th Pennsylvania Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 5th Maine Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 96th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 500 feet away); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 600 feet away); 98th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); 139th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away); 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Reports of Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett. General Bartlett describes the action on July 3, which essentially closed the fighting in what had been a very active sector of the battlefield:
About 5 p.m. I was ordered by Major-General Sedgwick to cooperate with Brigadier-General Crawford, commanding Pennsylvania (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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