Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HM9ZW)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.707', W 77° 14.802'

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First Division - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps First Division
Second Brigade

Col. Thomas C. Devin
6th. 9th. New York 17th. Pennsylvania
3d. (2 Cos.) West Virginia Cavalry

June 30 Started early for Gettysburg and encountered two Mississippi regiments and a section of artillery and after a short skirmish proceeded to Gettysburg arriving there as a detachment of Major Gen. Heth's Division was about to enter the town but it withdrew toward Cashtown leaving pickets four and a half miles from Gettysburg.

July 1 Between 8 and 9 a.m. the Confederates advanced in force from Cashtown. The Brigade dismounted and with Battery A 2d U.S. held its position for more than two hours against Infantry and Artillery in superior numbers until the arrival of the Eleventh Corps and then held the approach by the York Pike. Later ordered to the Emmitsburg Road and formed line with right flank resting on the town. Bivouacked for the night in front of Little Round Top.

July 2 Relieved by Third Corps and marched to Taneytown en route to Westminster.

Casualties Killed 2 men. Wounded 3 men. Captured or missing 23 men. Total 28.
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Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307780 N 4412982
Decimal Degrees39.84511667, -77.24670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.707', W 77° 14.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 42.42" N, 77° 14' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6915 Buford Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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