Coster's Brigade - Gettysburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 39° 50.110 W 077° 13.668
18S E 309370 N 4411837
Quick Description: One of several monuments to the Battle of Gettysburg along Coster Ave.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 1:54:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQGC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Army of the Potomic
Eleventh Corps Second Division
First brigade
Col Charles R Coster
134th, 154th New York
27th, 73d Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1: Arrived about 2 pm and went into position on Cemetery Hill. Supported Battery I 1st New York. Skirmishers occupying a church and near by house. Advanced about 3.30 pm through the town and faced to the right and intercepted the advance of Brig Gen Hays's and Brig Gen Hoke's Brigades. Major Gen Early's Division they moving torwrd town in rear of First Division Eleventh Corps and held them from the line of retreat of that Division to Cemetery Hill. Retired to East Cemetery Hill about 4.30 pm and resumed former position on the right of Second Brigade with Third Division on the right.

July 2: In same position during the day under fire of Artillery and sharpshooters. At 6 pm Brig Gen Hays's Brigade charged the position and was repulsed with heavy loss the 27th Penna bore a conspicuous part in repelling this attack. Battery I 1st New York was temporarily captured but was immediately recovered.

July 3: Not actively engaged.

Casualties Killed 3 Officers 53 Men wounded 8 Officers 220
Men captured or missing 12 Officers 201 Men Total 597
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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