Second Division

Second Division (HMB1J)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.304', W 77° 13.792'

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Eleventh Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps

Brig. General Adolph Von Steinwehr
First Brigade Col. Charles R. Coster
Second Brigade Col. Orlando Smith

July 1 Arrived about 2 p.m. and went into position on Cemetery Hill supporting Battery I New York First Artillery and covered the commanding position there skirmishers taking possession of a church and nearby house to prevent occupancy by Confederate sharpshooters. The First and Third Division having advanced in a line extending from Rock Creek to Mummasburg Road to connect with the right of First Corps became hotly engaged with Hoke's and Hays's Brigades Early's Division moved toward town in rear of the Union right and the First Brigade was sent through town to hold them.
The Brigade retreated through town and joined Second Brigade about 4.30 p.m.

July 2. Heavy Artillery firing from 4 to 6 p.m. between 8 and 9 p.m. the Division was attacked by Hays's Louisiana Brigade which penetrated to Battery I First New York Light Artillery and was repulsed with great loss.

July 3 Not engaged but subject to the fire of sharpshooters and Artillery.

Casualties. Killed 3 officers 104 men. Wounded 14 officers 493 men. Captured or missing 14 officers 318 men. Total 946.
HM NumberHMB1J
Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309156 N 4410350
Decimal Degrees39.82173333, -77.22986667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.304', W 77° 13.792'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 18.24" N, 77° 13' 47.52" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 732 Baltimore St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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