Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Division - Eleventh Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Eleventh Corps - First Division
Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames
Col. Andrew L. Harris
17th Conn., 25th, 75th, 107th Ohio Infantry
July 1 Arrived about noon and advanced along the Harrisburg Road. Four companies of the 17th Conn. advanced as skirmishers across Rock Creek to the Bender House the rest of the Brigade taking position on Barlow Knoll at the left of First Brigade was hotly engaged until 4 p.m. when being enfiladed by Artillery and flanked by superior numbers the Brigade with the Division was forced to retire and retreat through the town to Cemetery Hill to a position along a stone wall at right angles to the Baltimore Pike facing town.
July 2 Remained under a hot sharpshooters fire from houses in town until sunset when Brig. Gen. Hays's Brigade charged penetrating the line left open by the removal of 17th Conn. to the right shortly before and reached the Batteries on the hill where after a hand to hand conflict the attack was repulsed with heavy loss including the colors of the 8th Louisiana captured by 107th Ohio.
July 3No other engagement than sharp skirmishing.
Casualties - Killed 5 officers 63 men - Wounded 24 officers 342 men - Captured or missing 9 officers 335 men - Total 778
Location. 39° 50.7′ N, 77° 13.633′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.4 miles east of Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located 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. First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 107th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gordon's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Channing Barlow (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Collapse at Barlow Knoll (about 300 feet away); 17th Connecticut Volunteers (about 300 feet away); Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. General Adelbert Ames. Short biography of Ames. Ames was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the First Battle of Bull Run. When he died in 1933, he was the last surviving general of the Civil War. (Submitted on September 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Ames' Gettysburg Report. Commenting on the late afternoon action, Ames wrote, My brigade was ordered to a number of different positions, and finally it formed in rear of some woods, near a small stream some half a mile from town. From this position we were driven, the men of the First Brigade of this division running through lines of the regiments of my brigade (the Second), and thereby creating considerable confusion. (Submitted on September 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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