The Third Corps’ First Division’s Third Brigade is honored by a monument.
Location: Located North of DeTrobriand Avenue at the Wheatfield, on Sickles Avenue.
Description: Erected 1912. One of 74 Union brigade monuments erected at Gettysburg by the United States War Department to describe the movements and itinerary of each Union brigade of the Army of the Potomac. The monuments were designed by E.B. Cope. Many of the inscription tablets were made of bronze melted down from Civil War cannons. The pedestal consists of sea-green granite with a square base. Base tapers to a smaller dimension at the tablet. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit.
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
THIRD CORPS FIRST DIVISION
Col. R Regis De Trobriand
17th Maine 3D 5th Michigan 40th New York
110th (6 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry
July 2. Arrived at 10 A. M. On the advance of the Division between 2 and 3 P. M. the Brigade took position in column between First and Second Brigades for support to either. The Third Michigan was sent to support First Brigade. The 17th Maine moved across the Wheatfield to the stone wall on the south. The 40th New York was sent to the gorge between the Devil’s Den and Little Round Top. The 5th Michigan and 11Oth Penna. held the summit commanding a ravine in front and east of the Rose buildings until relieved by two Brigades of Fifth Corps when they retired through the Wheatfield where being joined by 17th Maine they held back a superior Confederate force until the arrival of First Division Second Corps when ammunition being exhausted this portion of the Brigade retired and at night was joined by the other regiments.
July 3. In reserve.
Casualties Killed 4 Officers 71 Men Wounded 28 Officers 366 men Captured or Missing 21 Men Total 490