Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HM5YI)

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

N 39° 49.598', W 77° 9.909'

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Third Division - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps Third Division
Second Brigade

Brig. Gen. George A. Custer
1st. 5th. 6th. 7th (10 cos.) Michigan Cavalry

June 30 Skirmished with Major Gen. Stuart's Cavalry at Hanover supported Battery M 2d U.S.

July 1 Not engaged.

July 2 Engaged with Brig. Gen. Hampton's Brigade of Major Gen. Stuart's Cavalry at Hunterstown and with the aid of Battery M 2d U.S. forced it from the field. The 7th Michigan dismounted as skirmishers.

July 3 Marched to Two Taverns arriving at daylight and at 8 a.m. moved to the right under orders to report to Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg. Took position north of the Hanover Road and west of the Low Dutch Road. Second Division coming up and connecting on the left. Soon after noon was ordered to join the Division on the extreme left but about 2 p.m. Maj. Gen. Stuart's Division and Brig. Gen. Jenkin's Brigade of Cavalry having been discovered on the right and front Brig. Gen. Custer under orders from Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg turned back his Brigade and with the First Brigade Second Division was immediately engaged with the Confederate forces which were repulsed and forced from the field. Late in the day moved to the extreme left and rejoined the division.

Casualties Killed 1 officer 31 men. Wounded 13 officers, 134 men. Captured or missing 73 men. Total 257.
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HM NumberHM5YI
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:12am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314708 N 4410758
Decimal Degrees39.82663333, -77.16515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.598', W 77° 9.909'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 35.88" N, 77° 9' 54.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 Gregg Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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