The monument is on East Cemetery Hill halfway between the equestrian statues of Generals Howard and Hancock. (39.821543° N, 77.228958° W; map)
The brigade was commanded by Colonel Samuel S. Carroll (USMA '56) a career Army office from Maryland and descendent of Charles Carroll, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
From the monument:
Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Third Division
Col. Samuel S. Carroll
14th Indiana 4th 8th Ohio
7th West Virginia Infantry
July 2. Took position in the morning on right of Corps on Cemetery Ridge between the Cemetery and Battery I 1 st U. S. in Ziegler's Grove. In the afternoon the 8th Ohio was sent on the skirmish line and remained until the close of the battle. At 7 P. M. the remainder of the Brigade occupied the place on the left made vacant by the Third Brigade going to the support of Third Corps for a short time. At dark the Brigade went to relief of Eleventh Corps and was hotly engaged in support of Batteries on East Cemetery Hill until after 10 P. M.
July 3. Sharp skirmishing continued through the day the Brigade was subjected to an annoying sharpshooters fire from the houses in the town and a cross fire from artillery from the north east and west. The 8th Ohio assisted in the repulse of Longstreet's assault. The Brigade captured 252 prisoners and 4 stand of colors.
Casualties Killed 3 Officers 35 Men
Wounded 15 Officers 151 Men
Captured or Missing 7 Men Total 211