Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Division - Eleventh Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Eleventh Corps - Third Division
Brig. Gen. Alex. Schimmelfennig
82d Illinois, 45th. 157th. New York
61st. Ohio, 74th Pennsylvania Infantry
July 1 Arrived about 1 p.m. and advanced to connect with the right of First Corps on Oak Hill but was met by a heavy artillery and musketry fire and after being engaged between two and three hours and pressed closely upon the front and flanks by superior numbers the Brigade was compelled to retired with the Corps at 4 p.m. through the town to Cemetery Hill. The streets and alleys of the town became congested with the mass of infantry and artillery and many were captured. The Brigade formed and took position on Cemetery Hill between the First and Second Divisions of the Corps.
July 2 At 4 p.m. the Brigade was subjected to a heavy artillery fire converging on Cemetery Hill. At dark a sudden attack was made on the right and the Brigade was sent to the support of Brig. Gen. A. Ames and returned after midnight except the 74st Penna. Which remained under the command of Brig. Gen. A. Ames.
July 3 Skirmishing not engaged.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 50.446′ N, 77° 14.095′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.1 miles east of Mummasburg Road, on the right when traveling east. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 45th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Third Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 61st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 157th Regiment New York Volunteers (about 500 feet away); Battery I, First Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . General Alexander Schimmelfennig. Schimmelfennig was among those who immigrated from Germany in the (Submitted on September 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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