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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Third Brigade

First Division - Sixth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Third Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Third Brigade Tablet
The tablet is topped with a Greek cross, the symbol of the Sixth Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps First Division
Third Brigade

Brig. Gen. David A. Russell
6th. Maine, 49th. (4 Cos.) 119th. Pennsylvania
5th. Wisconsin Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 4 p.m. from Manchester MD and moved to the east slope of the northern side of Little Round Top arriving at dark and held in reserve until morning.

July 3 Moved to the extreme left and on the east slope of Round Top and remained until late in the afternoon then went into position on the left centre in support of Fifth Corps. Not engaged.

July 4 Moved to the left of Fifth Corps and occupied the slope of Round Top

Casualties Wounded 2 men.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.002′ N, 77° 13.688′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howe Avenue 0.1 miles east of Taneytown Road (Pennsylvania Road 194), on the right when traveling west. 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. 6th Maine Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th Pennsylvania Infantry
Third Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Third Brigade Tablet
The tablet stands next to the 6th Maine monument. In the foreground is the right flank marker for the 49th Pennsylvania.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Wisconsin Volunteers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); Second Division (about 600 feet away); Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Vermont Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  General Russell's Report. The brigade suffered a single casualty during the battle. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Brig. Gen. David Russell image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Brig. Gen. David Russell
General Russell was mortally wounded a year later at the Battle of Third Winchester. [Source: Library of Congress]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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