Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Army of the Potomac —
Brig. General James S. Wadsworth
Second Brigade Brig. General Lysander Cutler
July 1. Arrived at 10 a.m. The First Union Infantry on field. Formed across Chambersburg Pike relieving First Division Cavalry Corps and was immediately attacked by Archer's and Davis's Brigades Heth's Confederate Division which was repulsed with heavy losses at 2 p.m. both sides having been heavily reinforced the fighting was renewed with great energy. The two Brigades fighting separately where most needed. At 4 p.m. the Confederates having advanced in superior numbers and enveloping both flanks the Division retired by order of the General Commanding to Cemetery Hill and went into position on north side of Culp's Hill.
July 2 & 3. Entrenched on Culp's Hill and repulsed attacks made in the evening of second and morning of third.
Casualties Killed 19 Officers 280 Men. Wounded 98 Officers 1131 Men. Captured or Missing 15 Officers 612 Men. Total 2155.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.21′ N, 77° 14.923′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg Touch for map. Located south of the Second Railroad Cut 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. 12th Illinois Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 143d Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Wisconsin Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14th Regiment New York State Militia (about 300 feet away); First Corps (about 300 feet away); 8th Illinois Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 3rd Indiana Cavalry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. First Division, First Corps at Gettysburg
Also see . . .
1. McPherson Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Brig. Gen. James S. Wadsworth. General Wadsworth summarized much of the fighting on July 1:
The enemy advanced in heavy force on our right, and (Submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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