Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - Eleventh Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Eleventh Corps First Division
Col. Leopold Von Gilsa
41st. (9 cos.) 54th. 68th. New York
153d. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 1 The Brigade except the 41st New York having been temporarily left at Emmitsburg arrived about noon and took position a mile northerly from town on left of Harrisburg Road and right of Rock Creek Second Brigade on right and Third Division on left. Advanced over a knoll into woods in front and encountered Brig. Gen. Gordon's Brigade and was attacked by Brig. Gen. Doles's Brigade Major Gen. Rodes's Division and subjected to a severe enfilading Artillery fire from Lieut. Col. Jones's Battalion on a knoll east of Rock Creek and forced back to the Alms House where being outflanked the Brigade fell back with the Corps to Cemetery Hill and took position behind a stone wall on the right of corps.
The 41st New York rejoined the Brigade in the night.
July 2 Remained in position all day engaged as skirmishers. An attack in the evening on Cemetery Hill on the left was repulsed with the aid of First Brigade Third Division Second Corps.
July 3 Under Artillery fire for an hour and a half but not engaged.
Casualties. Killed 4 officers 50 men. Wounded 21 officers 289 men. Captured or missing 6 officers 157 men. Total 527.
Location. 39° 49.297′ N, 77° 13.645′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wainwright Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. 153rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); 68th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th West Virginia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 54th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts' Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 7th West Virginia Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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