Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - Eleventh Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Eleventh Corps Second Brigade
Col. Orland Smith
33d. Massachusetts 138th. New York
55th. 73. Ohio Infantry
July 1 Arrived 2 p.m. and went into position on Cemetery Hill in line behind stone walls along Emmitsburg and Taneytown Roads facing northwest and supporting Battery I 1st New York. The 33d Mass. was detached during the battle and placed on the right of the Corps under the command of Brig. Gen. A. Ames. The 136th New York was on the extreme left of the Corps connecting on its right with the 55th and 73d Ohio.
July 2 Sharpshooting was kept up all day by the Union troops from stone walls and by the Confederates from houses in the town with considerable loss.
July 3 Sharp skirmishing continued with Artillery firing from Confederate Batteries east of the town.
Casualties. Killed 51 men. Wounded 5 officers 273 men. Captured or missing 2 officers 17 men. Total 348.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.196′ N, 77° 13.975′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Taneytown Road / Washington Street (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling Touch for map. Located north of the old Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center parking area, and across the street from the Gettysburg National Cemetery. 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. 73rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bvt. Maj. Gen. Charles H.T. Collis Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 136th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away); Better Than a Tent... (about 300 feet away); First Minnesota Volunteers (about 300 feet away); A Tale of Two Brothers (about 400 feet away); Gold Star Mothers Memorial (about 400 feet away); July 1, 1863 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Col. Orland Smith. In his official report, Col. Smith described the activities of his Brigade:
Our entire front was covered by a line of skirmishers thrown out toward the enemy's lines, the right resting near the town and the left connecting with a similar line of the Second Corps. These skirmishers were more or less engaged with (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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