Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HMA7H)

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

N 39° 47.779', W 77° 14.633'

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First Division - Fifth Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps First Division
Second Brigade

Col. Jacob B. Sweitzer
9th. 32d. Massachusetts 4th. Michigan
62d. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2 After 4 p.m. moved from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek with the Division left in front to support of Third Corps line. Third Brigade was detached to occupy Little Round Top and the Brigade crossed Plum Run followed by First Brigade and went into position on the edge of woods west of the Wheatfield facing partly toward the Rose House First Brigade on the right. Brig. Gen. Kershaw's supported by Brig. Gen. Semmes's Brigade having attacked this position and First Brigade having retired the Brigade retired across the Wheatfield Road and formed on the north side of the woods facing the road when by order of Brig. Gen. J. Barnes the Brigade advanced to the support of First Division Second Corps and engaged Brig. Gen. Anderson's Brigade at the stone wall at the south end of the Wheatfield but the supports on the right having given away the Brigade was attacked on the right and rear and it retired under a heavy fire to a line north of Little Round Top and there remained until the close of the battle.

Casualties. Killed 6 officers 61 men. Wounded 26 officers 213 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 120 men. Total 427.
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HM NumberHMA7H
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307885 N 4407559
Decimal Degrees39.79631667, -77.24388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.779', W 77° 14.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 46.74" N, 77° 14' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1343 DeTrobriand Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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