Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - Fifth Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Fifth Corps First Division
Col. Strong Vincent, Col. James C. Rice
20th. Maine, 16th. Michigan, 44th. New York
83d. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 3 Took position about noon with Second Brigade near the left centre of the main line of battle and remained in reserve through the day exposed to severe shelling but without loss.
July 4 Made a reconnoissance to the front without finding any Confederate forces in positions
Casualties. Killed 6 Officers 83 Men. Wounded 17 Officers 236 Men. Captured or missing 11 men. Total 353.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.449′ N, 77° 14.199′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sykes Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located at stop 8, Little Round Top, on the driving tour of 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. "Hold The Ground At All Hazards" (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Strong Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tenacious 20th Maine (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker); 12th and 44th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Strong Vincent (within shouting distance of this marker); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 140th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Little Round Top. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Reports of Col. James C. Rice. Col. James Rice, 44th New York assumed command after Vincent was mortally wounded. Of the desperate fighting on Little Round Top, Rice wrote:
To effect this object the enemy made every effort. Massing two or three brigades of his force, he tried for an hour in vain to break the lines of the Forty-fourth New York and Eighty-third Pennsylvania, charging again and again within a few yards of these unflinching troops. At every charge he was repulsed with terrible slaughter. Despairing of success at this point, he made a desperate attack upon the extreme right of the brigade, forcing back a part of the Sixteenth Michigan. This regiment was broken, and, through some misunderstanding of orders, explained in the official report of the commanding officer, it was thrown into confusion; but being immediately supported by the One hundred and fortieth New York Volunteers, the line became again firm and unbroken.
Rice included a map of the position in his report. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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