Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Army of the Potomac —
Brig. General Horatio G. Wright
First Brigade Brig. Gen. Alfred T.A. Torbert
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett
Third Brigade Brig. Gen. David A. Russell
July 2. Arrived about 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. the Second Brigade with the Third Division moved into position. First and Third Brigades were massed and held in reserve.
July 3. The First Brigade placed in line on left centre subject to the orders of Gen. Newton commanding First Corps on the right. Third Brigade was sent to the extreme left to Gen. Wright in command there. At 5 p.m. Gen. Wright with his troops moved to the support of Fifth Corps then threatened. The Brigades of the Division then remained in same position during the day and succeeding night.
July 4. The Third Brigade moved to the left of Fifth Corps and occupied the slope of Round Top.
Casualties. Killed 1 man. Wounded 17 men. Total 18.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.851′ N, 77° 14.082′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Co. H. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Corps Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Fifth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 10th Massachusetts Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Reports of Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Wright. General Wright described the march of his division to the battle:
Just before dark on the evening of July 1, the corps being in camp near Manchester, orders were received to move to Taneytown, and the troops were immediately put in motion. During the night, and some time after crossing the Baltimore and Gettysburg pike, other orders (Submitted on February 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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