Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Division - Fifth Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Fifth Corps Third Division
Col. Joseph W. Fisher
34th. 38th. 39th. 40th. 41st. Penna. Infantry
(5th. 9th. 10th. 11th. 12th. (9 cos.) Reserves)
July 2 Moved with the Division from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek to Little Round Top and at dusk took position in rear of Third Brigade First Division. The 5th and 12th Penna. Reserves and 20th and 20th Maine of the Third Brigade First Division took possession of the north slope of Round Top after a slight resistance and constructed a stone wall from base to summit for defense. This position was held until the close of the battle.
Casualties. Killed 1 officer 5 men. Wounded 3 officers 46 men. Total 55.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.311′ N, 77° 14.256′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of South Confederate Avenue and Warren Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Located along a trail up Big Round Top 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 9th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Pennsylvania Reserves (a few steps from this marker); Law's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Pennsylvania Reserves (about 400 feet away); Twentieth Maine (about 500 feet away); 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers (about 500 feet away); ...built for defense (about 600 feet away); 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Col. Joseph W. Fisher. Col. Fisher explained the Brigade's assent up Big Round Top on July 2 in his official report:
Soon after the close of the fight of the 2d, I discovered in my immediate front a hill called Round Top, from the summit of which the enemy was doing us great damage. I thought it highly important that we should at once occupy it. I accordingly took two regiments of my brigade, viz, the Fifth, Lieutenant-Colonel Dare, and the Twelfth, Colonel Hardin, and the Twentieth Maine, commanded by Colonel Chamberlain, and at 10 p.m. ascended the hill, which was occupied by a full brigade of the enemy. We went up steadily in line of battle, taking over 30 prisoners in our ascent. (Submitted on April 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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