Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HM798)

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

N 39° 50.606', W 77° 13.744'

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Third Division - Eleventh Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of The Potomac
Eleventh Corps - Third Division
Second Brigade

Col. W. Krzyzanowski
58th, 119th New York, 82d Ohio
75th Pennsylvania, 26th Wisconsin Infantry

July 1 Arrived about 1 p.m. marched through the town to the front and took position on the line of the Corps on the right of First Brigade and was engaged with Brig. Gen. Doles's Brigade Major Gen. Rodes's Division and other forces for more than two hours. About 4 p.m. the Corps having been flanked and forced back by superior numbers it retired through the town to Cemetery Hill and took position behind stone walls. Skirmishers were actively engaged in houses from three to five hundred yards in front.

July 2 In same position until between 8 and 9 p.m. when a fierce attack on East Cemetery Hill was made by Brig. Gen. Hays's Brigade and Battery I 1st New York was momentarily captured but the 58th and 119th New York were hastened to its support and assisted in its recapture and in repelling the attack.

July 3 Not engaged beyond skirmishing but subjected to a heavy artillery fire.

July 4 The 119th New York and the 26th Wisconsin made a reconnaissance going about two miles to the east of the town and captured many stragglers.

Casualties - Killed 12 officers 63 men - Wounded 36 officers 352 men - Captured or missing 5 officers 201 men - Total 669
HM NumberHM798
Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309284 N 4412757
Decimal Degrees39.84343333, -77.22906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.606', W 77° 13.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 36.36" N, 77° 13' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14421-14429 Howard Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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