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A monument in the traditional style shows the brigade’s location on Culp’s Hill. (39.818668° N, 77.21967° W; Tour map: North Culp’s Hill; Google maps to both monuments) A second monument in a unique style shows the brigade’s first position on July 1 south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (39.79827° N, 77.2347° W; Tour map: Sedgwick Avenue)

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From the monument on Culp’s Hill:

 Army of the Potomac 

Twelfth Corps Second Division
First Brigade
Col. Charles Candy
5th 7th 66th Ohio
28th 147th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1. Arrived at 5 P. M. and took position on the left of Third Brigade between the First Corps and the Round Tops. The 5th Ohio and 147th Penna. occupied Little Round Top during the night as skirmishers.

July 2. Moved to Culp’s Hill in the morning and took position as a reserve in rear of Third Brigade. At 7 P. M. moved to the rear on Baltimore Pike across Rock Creek. Returned at midnight and formed on the right of Third Brigade perpendicular to its line.

July 3. At daylight the artillery opened on the Confederate line. The 147th Penna. advanced and captured a stone wall. The 5th Ohio held its position on the right of the Brigade under a heavy fire. The other regiments were in reserve and at intervals relieved the regiments of Second and Third Brigades. The 66th Ohio advanced beyond the breastworks and poured an enfilading fire on the Confederates occupying the works on the right. At 10.30 A. M. Major Gen. Johnson’s forces were forced from the works. Skirmishing continued all day.

Casualties Killed 4 Officers 14 Men Wounded 5 Officers 114 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 139

 

Monument to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

Monument to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

 

From the monument:

First Brigade
Colonel Charles Candy commanding,
2nd Division, 12th Corps

5th Ohio Infantry Col. J. H. Patrick
7th Ohio Infantry Col. W. R. Creighton
29th Ohio Infantry Capt. W.F. Stevens, Capt. Edward Hayes

66th Ohio Infantry Lieut.-Col. E. Powell
28th Penna. Infantry Capt. John Flynn
147th Penna. Infantry Lieut.-Col. A. Pardee Jr.

July 1 about 5 p.m. took position along the ridge in rear of this tablet. The 5th Ohio and 147th Penna. occupied Little Round Top at dusk on picket duty. July 2 early in the morning the brigade moved to Culp’s Hill.