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

Second Brigade

Second Corps HQ Flag

Attached to the
3rd Division, 2nd Corps

Third Division, Second Corps Flag

 

The monument is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue near the monument to General Meade. (39.814464° N, 77.235204° W; map)

 

 

From the monument:

 

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Third Division
Second Brigade
Col. Thomas A. Smyth
Lieut. Col. Francis E. Pierce
14th Connecticut 1st Delaware
12th New Jersey 10th 108th New York Infantry

 

July 2. Took position early in the morning along a stone fence on Cemetery Ridge at the left of Ziegler's Grove supporting Battery I 1st U. S. on the right. Sharp skirmishing during the day and artillery firing at intervals in the afternoon. At night the line of the Brigade was extended to the Angle to cover the portion previously occupied by the Third Brigade.

 

July 3. In the afternoon the Bliss Barn having been occupied by the Confederate sharpshooters the 14th Conn. by order of Brig. Gen. A. Hays recaptured and burned the barn. At 1 P. M. a terrific cannonade was opened by the Confederates in front which continued for two hours followed by a charge of the Divisions of Major Gen. Pickett Brig. Gen. Pettigrew and Major Gen. Pender which was repulsed by the Brigade reinforced by the Third Brigade. More than 1200 prisoners and 9 stand of colors were captured by the Brigade.

 

July 4. The Brigade remained in position until the close of the battle with sharp skirmishing during the day.

 

Casualties Killed 6 Officers 55 Men
Wounded 34 Officers 245 Men
Captured or Missing 1 Officer 25 Men Total 366


Monument to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg
Headquarters monument to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division of the 2nd Army Corps at Gettysburg. The monument to General Meade is nearby
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