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The monument to the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps is south of Gettysburg on Sykes Avenue. (Tour map: Big Round Top)

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Joseph W. Fisher an attorney and state representative from Pennsylvania.

The brigade was one of three brigades of Pennsylvania Reserves, two of which had joined the Army of the Potomac on the eve of the battle after spending several months in the Washington defences.

Monument to the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division of the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps Third Division
Third Brigade
Col. Joseph W. Fisher

34th 38th 39th 40th 41st Penna. Infantry
(5th 9th 10th 11th 12th (9 Cos.) Reserves)

July 2. Moved with the Division from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek to Little Round Top and at dusk took position in rear of Third Brigade First Division. The 5th and 12th Penna. Reserves and 20th Maine of the Third Brigade First Division took possession of the north slope of Round Top after a slight resistance and constructed a stone wall from base to summit for defense. This position was held until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 5 Men Wounded 3 Officers 46 Men Total 55

Union Colonel Joseph W. Fisher

Union Colonel Joseph W. Fisher