Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HM9MN)

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

N 39° 48.844', W 77° 14.114'

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Third Division - Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Third Division
Second Brigade

Col. Thomas A. Smyth
Lieut. Col. Francis E. Pierce
14th. Connecticut, 1st. Delaware
12th. New Jersey, 10th. 108th. New York Infantry

July 2 Took position early in the morning along a stone fence on Cemetery Ridge at the left of Ziegler's Grove supporting Battery I 1st U.S. on the right. Sharp skirmishing during the day and Artillery firing at intervals in the afternoon. At night the line of the Brigade was extended to the Angle to cover the portion previously occupied by the Third Brigade.

July 3 In the afternoon the Bliss Barn having been occupied by the Confederate sharpshooters the 14th Conn. by order of Brig. Gen. A. Hays recaptured and burned the barn. At 1 p.m. a terrific cannonade was opened by the Confederates in front which continued for two hours followed by a charge of the Divisions of Major Gen. Pickett, Brig. Gen. Pettigrew and Major Gen. Pender which was repulsed by the Brigade reinforced by the Third Brigade. More than 1,200 prisoners and 9 stand of colors were captured by the Brigade.

July 4 The Brigade remained in position until the close of the battle with sharp skirmishing during the day.

Casualties Killed 6 Officers 55 Men. Wounded 34 Officers 245 Men. Captured or missing 1 officer 25 men. Total 366.
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HM NumberHM9MN
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308675 N 4409511
Decimal Degrees39.81406667, -77.23523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.844', W 77° 14.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 50.64" N, 77° 14' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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