Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HM8IA)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 48.153', W 77° 14.809'

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Second Division - Third Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Third Corps Second Division
Second Brigade

Col. William R. Brewster
70th. 71sth. 72d. 73d. 74th. 120th New York Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 1 a.m. and bivouacked for the night. Near 1 p.m. formed in rear of First Brigade the 73d being advanced to the crest of the hill in front. The Brigade advanced between 2 and 3 p.m. the 71st and 72d to the left of First Brigade the 70th and 120th in reserve. Later the 73d was sent to the support of First Brigade First Division. Fiercely attacked towards sunset and the forces on the left having fallen back the Brigade retired and after sunset again advanced and captured the colors of the 8th Florida and thirty prisoners and recaptured guns that had been left on the field. Again retired and formed in rear of a Brigade of Second Corps and Bivouacked for the night.

July 3 Moved further to the rear and was supplied with rations and ammunition. About 3 p.m. moved forward to support batteries in front.

Casualties Killed 12 officers 120 men. Wounded 50 officers 523 men. Captured or missing 73 men. Total 778.
HM NumberHM8IA
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 6:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307652 N 4408257
Decimal Degrees39.80255000, -77.24681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.153', W 77° 14.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 9.18" N, 77° 14' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2934 Sickles Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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