Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - Third Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Third Corps Second Division
Col. George C. Burling
2d. New Hampshire 5th. 6th. 7th. 8th. New Jersey
115th Pennsylvania Infantry.
July 2 Arrived between 9 and 10 a.m. and joined the Division. Between 2 and 3 p.m. advanced with the Division and was placed in reserve in rear of Second Brigade and soon thereafter ordered to First Division except that the 5th New Jersey supported Battery K 4th U.S. on the Emmitsburg Road. The 2d New Hampshire and 7th New Jersey reported to Brig. Gen. C. K. Graham and supported Batteries in the Peach Orchard the 63d Penna. on the left. The 6th New Jersey went to the support of Second Brigade First Division on its left in Plum Run Gorge near Devil's Den. The 8th New Jersey and 115 Penna. were sent to the Wheatfield to support the right of Second Brigade First Division. The Regiments of the Brigade were severally engaged where assigned and retired at the close of the day with the organizations with which they served.
July 3 In the morning rejoined the Division and was placed in reserve where apparently needed.
Casualties Killed 6 offices 53 men. Wounded 43 officers 333 men. Captured or missing 78 men. Total 513.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. Touch for map. Located in the Wheatfield at 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. 8th New Jersey Volunteers ( a few steps from this marker); Captain Jed. Chapman ( within shouting distance of this marker); 115th Pennsylvania Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Maine Infantry ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 110th Pennsylvania Infantry ( about 300 feet away); 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry ( about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Third Brigade ( about 400 feet away); Captain Henry V. Fuller ( about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. The Wheatfield. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Col. George C. Burling. One senses some frustration in Burling's report, as his command was parceled out to other sectors, sometimes without his knowledge:
I now received orders from General Birney to detail two of my largest regiments to report to (Submitted on January 26, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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