Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HMA4X)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.71', W 77° 14.483'

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Second Division - Fifth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps Second Division
Second Brigade

Col. Sidney Burbank
2d (6 Cos.) 7th. (4 Cos.) 10th. (3 Cos.)
11th. (6 Cos.) 17th. (7 Cos.) U.S. Infantry

July 2 Arrived early in the morning and formed on the right of Twelfth Corps afterwards crossed Rock Creek and remained near the Baltimore Pike until late in the day then moved with the Division to the north slope of Little Round Top and soon advanced across Plum Run Valley supported by First Brigade and formed line on the hill beyond facing the Wheatfield through which First Division Second Corps was forcing the Confederate forces perpendicular to the line of the Brigade later advanced on the left of First Division Second Corps and the First Brigade in support when the Union forces on the right and front having been forced back by superior numbers the two Brigades retired in good order but with great loss under a heavy musketry fire on its front and flank to Little Round Top and in the evening to the woods on the other side in reserve.

July 3 Remained in the same position until the close of the battle.

Casualties. Killed 7 officers 71 men. Wounded 32 officers 310 men. Captured or missing 27 men.
Total 447 out of a strength of 900 muskets.
HM NumberHMA4X
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 1:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308096 N 4407426
Decimal Degrees39.79516667, -77.24138333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.71', W 77° 14.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 42.60" N, 77° 14' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6844 Ayres Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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