Second Division

Second Division (HM5XG)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.563', W 77° 9.81'

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Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
Second Division

Brig. General David McM. Gregg
First Brigade Col. John B. McIntosh
Second Brigade Col Pennock Huey
Third Brigade Col. J. Irvin Gregg


July 2 Gen. Gregg with two Brigades left Hanover and took position about noon at the junction of the Hanover Road with the Low Dutch Road First Brigade on the right Third on the left connecting with the infantry pickets. (The Second Brigade having been sent to Westminster) Took and held Brinkerhoff Ridge after a sharp skirmish with the 2d Virginia Infantry. About 10 p.m. the two Brigades withdrew and bivouacked for the night on the Baltimore Pike a mile east of Rock Creek Bridge.

July 3 Took position with the right on Hanover Road. The Second Brigade Third Cavalry Division on the right Gen. Custer having received an order from Gen. Pleasanton to rejoin his Division was relieved about 2 p.m. by the First Brigade. A large force of Confederate Cavalry under Gen. Stuart screened from view by woods having been discovered. Gen Gregg ordered Custer to remain in support of McIntosh until Confederate Cavalry could be driven back. Custer and McIntosh and the Batteries of Randol and Pennington were soon hotly engaged with the Confederate Cavalry and Artillery. About 3 p.m. Stuart made a charge with his reserves under Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee which was repulsed. This closed operations on the field.

Casualties Killed 5 men Wounded 7 officers 31 men Captured or Missing 1 officer 11 men Total 56
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HM NumberHM5XG
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:17pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314848 N 4410690
Decimal Degrees39.82605000, -77.16350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.563', W 77° 9.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 33.78" N, 77° 9' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 581-587 Gregg Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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