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The monument to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac is south of Gettysburg on Howe Avenue, on the southern end of the battlefield east of Taneytown Road. (Howe & Wright Avenues tour map)

6th Corps Headquarters Flag 6C-1D

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General David A. Russell (USMA ’45). a career Army officer from New York. Like most of the Sixth Corps, the brigade arrived late in the day on July 2nd and was in reserve for the rest of the battle, taking minor casualties from artillery fire.

monument to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps of the Army of the PotomacFrom the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps First Division

Third Brigade

Brig. Gen. David A. Russell
6th Maine 49th (4Cos.) 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.

Casualties Wounded 2 Men

Brigadier General David A. Russell

Union Brigadier General David A. Russell