Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
Union Headquarters US Flag

First Corps HQ Flag

Second Division
First Army Corps

Second Division, First Corps Flag

 

The monument to the Second Division of the First Army Corps is northwest of Gettysburg on Robinson Avenue. (39.842578° N , 77.241287° W; map)

 

The division was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General John C. Robinson, a career army officer from New York. Robinson is honored by a monument and statue at Gettysburg close to the division monument.

 

 

From the monument:

 

Army of the Potomac
First Corps

Second Division
Brig. General John C. Robinson

First Brigade Brig. Gen. Gabriel Paul
Col. S. H. Leonard
Col. Adrian R. Root
Col. Peter Lyle
Col. R. Coulter
Second Brigade Brig. General H. Baxter

 

July 1. Arrived at the Seminary about noon hotly engaged on the right and right centre from about 2 P. M. until 4 P. M. when on the advance of Rodes's Confederate Division against the front and flanks the Division by order the Commanding General retired with the Corps through Gettysburg to Cemetery Hill on the left of the cemetery parallel to Emmitsburg Road.

 

July 2. Relieved about noon by Third Division Second Corps and placed in reserve and thereafter sent to support of the Third Eleventh and Second Corps at different times and places.

 

July 3. At daylight moved to the support of batteries on Cemetery Hill. At 9 A. M. sent to the support of Twelfth Corps and at 3 P M. took position on the right of Second Corps and remained until the close of the battle.

 

Casualties Killed 9 Officers 82 Men Wounded 68 Officers 548 Men Captured or Missing 52 Officers 931 Men Total 1690


2nd Division, 1st Corps,  Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg
(above) Monument to Robinson's Second Division of the First Corps at Gettysburg (see larger photo)
(below) Union Brigadier General John C. Robinson
Union Brigadier General John C. Robinson
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