Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HM8VY)

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

N 39° 48.991', W 77° 13.13'

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Twelfth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Second Brigade

Col. George A. Cobham, Jr.
Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Kane
29th. 109th. 111th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived late in the afternoon and took position in support of a section of Battery K 5th U.S. on the left of the Baltimore Pike.

July 2 In the morning took position on Culp's Hill connecting with the right of Third Brigade and constructed breastworks. Near sunset moved out on Baltimore Pike and returned at dusk and found the breastworks in possession of Major Gen. Johnson's Division. Entered the woods in rear of Third Brigade and took position perpendicular to and nearly at right angles with it.

July 3 At 3.30 a.m. the Artillery opened fire over the Brigade and Major Gen. Johnson's Division advanced and attacked in force exposing its line in front and enfilading fires from Infantry and to a destructive fire for seven hours with great loss. Brig. Gen. Steuart's Brigade was immediately in front. No further firing except by skirmishers and sharpshooters.

Casualties. Killed 2 officers 21 men. Wounded 1 officer 65 men. Captured or missing 9 men. Total 98.
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HM NumberHM8VY
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310086 N 4409748
Decimal Degrees39.81651667, -77.21883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.991', W 77° 13.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 59.46" N, 77° 13' 7.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 59 Slocum Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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