Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HMAIP)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 48.782', W 77° 14.122'

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Second Division - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Second Division
Second Brigade

Brig. Gen. Alexander S. Webb
69th. 71st. 72d. 106th. Penna. Infantry.

July 2 The 69th Penna. took position along the advanced line of the stone wall at the left of the Angle. The other regiments of the Brigade in the rear of the ridge. During the day two companies of the 71st and two of the 106th Penna. were sharply engaged on the skirmish line. About sunset Brig. Gen. Wright's Brigade charged across the Emmitsburg Road to the Union line past the guns of Battery B 1st Rhode Island but was soon repulsed with the loss of many prisoners and forced back beyond the Emmitsburg Road. All the guns temporarily lost were retaken. At night the 71st and 106th Penna. except two companies on skirmish line were sent to the support of the Eleventh Corps on East Cemetery Hill. The former returned at midnight the later remained.

July 3 At 3 p.m. after heavy cannonading for two hours Major Gen. Pickett's Division of about 5,000 men charged the line held by this and the Third Brigade breaking through the line at the Angle. Reinforcements coming up quickly the charge was repulsed with great loss nearly 1,000 prisoners and six battle flags were reported captured by the Brigade.

Casualties. Killed 9 officers 105 men. Wounded 27 officers 311 men. Captured or missing 5 officers 34 men. Total 491.
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 11:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308661 N 4409396
Decimal Degrees39.81303333, -77.23536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.782', W 77° 14.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 46.92" N, 77° 14' 7.32" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 488-498 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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