Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HMA0H)

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

N 39° 50.56', W 77° 14.543'

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Second Division - First Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
First Corps Second Division
Second Brigade

Brig. Gen. Henry Baxter
12th. Mass. 83d. 97th. New York
11th. 88th. 90th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived about noon took position on right of Corps on Mummasburg Road with Second Brigade First Division on left. Repulsed an attack of Col. O'Neal's Brigade then changed front and with the assistance of Second Brigade First Division captured 1000 prisoners and three stand of colors of Brig. Gen. Iverson's Brigade. Afterwards relieved by First Brigade and retired to the Railroad cut to support Battery B 4th U.S. At 4 p.m. retired to Cemetery Hill and constructed breastworks.
The 11th Penna. was transferred to the First Brigade.

July 2 About 10 a.m. relieved by Second Brigade Second Division Second Corps and placed in reserve. At 4. p.m. supported a Battery of Eleventh Corps. At sunset moved to the support of Third Corps then returned to support of Eleventh Corps.

July 3 Moved to the rear of the Cemetery early in the morning in support of Twelfth Corps. At 2 p.m. formed on right and rear of Third Division Second Corps and there remained until the close of the battle.
The Brigade went into action with less than 1200 men.

Casualties. Killed 7 officers 3 men. Wounded 31 officers 227 men. Captured or missing 12 officers 338 men. Total 648.
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HM NumberHMA0H
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 9:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308143 N 4412701
Decimal Degrees39.84266667, -77.24238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.56', W 77° 14.543'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 33.60" N, 77° 14' 32.58" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Doubleday Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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