Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HM9RR)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 47.584', W 77° 14.569'

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First Division - Third Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Third Corps First Division
Second Brigade

Brig. Gen. J. H. Hobart Ward
Col. Hiram Berdan
20th Indiana, 3d. 4th. Maine
86th. 124th. New York, 99th Penna Infantry
1st, 2d, (8 cos.) U.S. Sharpshooters
July 1 Arrived after sunset and bivouacked for the night.

July 2 The Corps having relieved Second Division Twelfth Corps in the morning the Brigade took position on the left of the Division and extended to the base of Little Round Top. Between 2 and 3 p.m. advanced with the Division to the line from the Peach Orchard to Devil's Den occupying the left of the line to the west base of Little Round Top. The 1st U.S. Sharpshooters and 3d Maine were engaged in a reconnoissance into the woods in front of the Peach Orchard from noon until about 2 p.m. and then served with First Brigade at the Peach Orchard. The 6th New Jersey and 40th New York were sent to Brig. Gen. Ward and supported his left. Between 4 and 5 p.m. the Brigade was fiercely attacked by Brig. Gen. Robertson's and Brig. Gen. Benning's Brigades supported on their flanks by Brig. Gen. Law's and Brig. Gen. Anderson's Brigades, Major Gen. Hood's Division and after a prolonged conflict was forced back.

July 3 In reserve.

Casualties. Killed 12 Officers 117 Men. Wounded 33 Officers 449 Men. Captured or missing 8 Officers 164 Men. Total 781.
HM NumberHM9RR
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307968 N 4407196
Decimal Degrees39.79306667, -77.24281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.584', W 77° 14.569'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 35.04" N, 77° 14' 34.14" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 404 Sickles Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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