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First Brigade

Second Division - Twelfth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
First Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. First Brigade Tablet
The five pointed star at the top of the tablet is the symbol of the XII Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps Second Division
First Brigade

Col. Charles Candy
5th. 7th. 29th. 66th. Ohio
28th. 147th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived at 5 p.m. and took position on the left of Third Brigade between the First Corps and the Round Tops the 5th Ohio and 147th Penna. occupied Little Round Top during the night as skirmishers.

July 2 Moved to Culp's Hill in the morning and took position as a reserve in rear of Third Brigade. At 7 p.m. moved to the rear on Baltimore Pike across Rock Creek. Returning at midnight and formed on the right of Third Brigade perpendicular to its line.

July 3 At daybreak the Artillery opened on the Confederate line. The 147th Penna. advanced and captured a stone wall. The 5th Ohio held its position on the right of the Brigade under a heavy fire. The other regiments were in reserve and at intervals relieved the regiments of Second and Third Brigades. The 66th Ohio advanced beyond the breastworks and poured an enfilading fire on the Confederates occupying the works on the right. At 10.30 a.m. Major Gen. Johnson's forces were forced from the works. Skirmishing continued all day.

Casualties Killed 4 officers 14 men. Wounded 5 officers 114 men. Captured or missing 2 men. Total 139.
 
Erected
First Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. First Brigade Tablet
1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.118′ N, 77° 13.181′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located between the lower and upper crest of Culp's Hill 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. Third Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 102 & 78th New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 150th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 147th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 28th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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