Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Division - Sixth Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Sixth Corps Third Division
Col. Henry L. Eustis
7th. 10th. 37th. Massachusetts
2d. Rhode Island Infantry
July 2 Arrived about 2 p.m. from Manchester Md. and late in the day moved to the northeast slope of Little Round Top and held in reserve bivouacking for the night with First Brigade in the rear.
July 3 Moved to the right centre and reported to Major Gen. J. Newton and was held in reserve during the battle.
Not engaged but subject to Artillery fire.
Casualties. Killed 3 men. Wounded 2 officers 39 men. Captured or missing 25 men. Total 69.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.785′ N, 77° 14.054′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. 10th Massachusetts Infantry ( here, next to this marker); First Massachusetts Cavalry ( within shouting distance of Major General John Sedgwick ( within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers ( within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Massachusetts Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery ( within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Massachusetts Infantry ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers ( about 300 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 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Biography of Henry Eustis. Eustis was later promoted to Brigadier General in command of the brigade. His resume included a degree from both Harvard and West Point, where he graduated first in the class of 1842. After service as an engineer, he resigned his commission and returned to Harvard to teach. He volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war. Highly regarded by his peers, yet he was not promoted quickly. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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