The monument to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps is south of Gettysburg on Emmitsburg Road. (Tour map: Emmitsburg Rd. & Sickles Ave.)
|Attached to the 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac|
The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Charles K. Graham. Graham was wounded in the hip and shoulders on July 2nd and was captured. He would be exchanged for Confederate Brigadier General James Kemper in September.
After Graham was wounded the brigade was commanded by Colonel Andrew H. Tippin of the 68th Pennsylvania.
From the monument:
July 1. Arrived between 5 and 6 P. M.
July 2. The Corps having relieved Second Division Twelfth Corps in the morning the Brigade took position on the right of the Division connecting with Second Division on the right. Between 2 and 3 P. M. advanced to the Emmitsburg Road and took position at the Peach Orchard supported by 3d Maine 3d Michigan 2d New Hampshire and 7th New Jersey. About 3 P. M. artillery opened on the Confederate columns moving to the left and soon thereafter the Confederate artillery replied and later the Brigade was attacked by Major Gen. McLaws’s Division and forced back by superior numbers in front and on the flanks and at sunset it fell back with the Division. Brig. Gen. Graham was wounded and captured at the Peach Orchard.
July 3. The Brigade was in reserve during the day.
Casualties Killed 6 Officers 61 Men Wounded 45
Officers 463 Men Captured or Missing 6 Officers 159 Men Total 740