Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Divivision, Third Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Third Corps First Division
Brig. Gen. Charles K. Graham
Col. Andrew H. Tippin
57th. (8 Cos.) 63rd. 68th. 105th. 114th. 141st.
July 1 Arrived between 5 and 6 p.m.
July 2 The Corps having relieved Second Division Twelfth Corps in the morning the Brigade took position on the right of the Division connecting with Second Division on the right. Between 2 and 3 p.m. advanced to the Emmitsburg Road and took position at the Peach Orchard supported by 3d Maine 3d Michigan 2d New Hampshire and 7th New Jersey. About 3 p.m. Artillery opened on the Confederate columns moving to the left and soon thereafter the Confederate Artillery replied and later the Brigade was attacked by Major Gen. McLaws's Division and forced back by superior numbers in front and on the flanks and at sunset it fell back with the Division. Brig. Gen. Graham was wounded and captured at the Peach Orchard.
July 3 The Brigade was in reserve during the day.
Casualties. Killed 6 officers and 61 men. Wounded 45 officers 463 men. Captured or missing 6 officers 159 men. Total
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 48.233′ N, 77° 14.891′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Located between the Klingle and Sherfey Houses 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. 57th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); 73rd New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); 120th New York Infantry (about 600 feet away); Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Col. Andrew H. Tippin. Col. Tippin assumed command after General Graham was wounded. Tippin discussed the closing stages of the Peach Orchard fighting
We held the position as long as it was possible to hold it. The artillery having retired, and the ranks very much decimated by the fire of the enemy, who was pushing forward in heavy masses, I ordered the command to retire in order, which was done. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.