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First Vermont Brigade

Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Regiments

 

— Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps —

 
First Vermont Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. First Vermont Brigade Monument
Inscription.  (Right):
First Vermont Brigade,
Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Regiments,
Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps.
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Organized in the summer of 1861 by Major General William F. Smith, and commanded by Brig. Gen. W.T.H. Brooks and Brig. Gen. and Brevet Maj. Gen. L.A. Grant, this Brigade fought in whole or part with the Army of the Potomac from the First Bull Run to Appomattox.

Aggregating - including the Eleventh Regiment, for a year part of the Brigade - 11,137 officers and men, it gave 2,439 lives to the Union cause. Killed and mortally wounded in action, 1128. Died of disease and by accident, 1009. Died in Confederate prisons, 302. Wounded not mortally 2,265 - Total, 4,704.

(Left):
Reaching this field by a forced march of thirty-two miles in the evening of July 2, the Brigade took position on the left Union flank, near this point, in anticipation of an attack by the enemy and held the same July 3rd and 4th.

First Bull Run - Salem Heights - Weldon Railroad
Lee's Mill - Fredericksburg June 5, 63 -
Right Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Right Side Inscription
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Charlestown
Williamsburg - Gettysburg - Opequon
Golding's Farm - Funkstown - Fisher's Hill
Savage Station - Rappahannock Sta. - Cedar Creek
White Oak Swamp - Wilderness - Petersburg Mar. 29, 65
Crampton's Pass - Spottsylvania - Petersburg April 2, 65
Antietam - Cold Harbor - Sailor's Creek
Fredericksburg, Dec 13, 62 - Petersburg, June 18, 64
Marye's Heights - Ream's Station
 
Erected 1889 by State of Vermont.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1829.
 
Location. 39° 47.099′ N, 77° 13.943′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wright Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located just east of the Big Round Top 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. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Weikert Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Left Side Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Left Side Inscription
6th Maine Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Third Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers and Monuments on Wright and Howe Avenues at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .  First Vermont Brigade. Web site with many resources detailing the service of the Vermont Brigade. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Close up of Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Close up of Sculpture
First Vermont Brigade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. First Vermont Brigade Monument
The Brigade was arrayed to the north, on the right of this photo, of what is today Wright Avenue. At the time of the battle, the ground was open slope. One or two regiments were dispatched to the east side of Taneytown Road on the 3rd, for short periods of time.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,049 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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