Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
Union Headquarters USA flag

First Brigade,
Third Division, Second Army Corps

Second Corps HQ Flag

Attached to Third Division,
Second Army Corps

Third Division, Second Corps Flag

The headquarters marker is on East Cemetery Hill halfway between the equestrian statues of Generals Howard and Hancock. (39.821543° N, 77.228958° W; see map arrow)

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
First Brigade
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


Monument to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps,  Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg
(above) Monument to the First Brigade, Third Division, Second Army Corps at Gettysburg
(below) Union Colonel Samuel Carroll, picutred after 1864 when he was promoted to brigadier general and lost his left arm at Spotsylvania

Union Colonel Samuel Carroll, picutred after 1864 when he was promoted to brigadier general and lost his left arm at Spotsylvania
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