Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - Sixth Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Sixth Corps Second Division
Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Neill
7th Maine (6 cos.) 43d. 49th. 77th. New York
61st. Pennsylvania Infantry
July 2 Arrived after a march of 33 miles from Manchester Md. and about 6 p.m. was detached from the Corps and ordered by Major Gen. G.G. Meade to hold Powers's Hill. Later was ordered by Major Gen. H.W. Slocum to support the front line but at midnight was ordered to Powers's Hill.
July 3 The Brigade by order of Major Gen. Slocum crossed Rock Creek and took position on the extreme right of the Army making connection with the Cavalry pickets and encountered and checked the advancing Confederate sharpshooters and skirmishers and remained until the close of the battle.
Casualties. Killed 1 officer 1 man. Wounded 11 men. Captured or missing 2 men. Total 15.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.481′ N, 77° 12.584′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Clapsdale Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on Neill Avenue, or "Lost Lane", in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. 43rd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 61st Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Maine Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 49th New York Infantry (about 500 feet away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. ¼ mile away); McAllister's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); 12th Corps Headquarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); 13th New Jersey Volunteers (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Lost Lane. A tour of Lost Lane with Licensed Battlefield Guide Ted Gajewski, from Gettysburg Daily. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Reports of Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Neill. In his report of the battle, Neill discussed the actions on July 3:
On the morning of the 3d, Major-General Slocum ordered me to take position with two of my regiments on the extreme right of the whole army, and prevent the enemy from turning us. Upon taking position, I felt the enemy strong in sharpshooters, and put my whole brigade in position here, and stopped them from going any farther. Loss, 1 officer and 13 enlisted men killed and wounded. (Submitted on April 11, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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