Second Division

Second Division (HMAO1)

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

N 39° 48.623', W 77° 14.143'

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Second Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps
Second Division

Brig. General John Gibbon, Brig. General William Harrow

First Brigade Brig. Gen. Wm. Harrow, Col. Francis E. Heath
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. A.S. Webb
Third Brigade Col. H.J. Hall
One Co. Mass Sharpshooters

July 2 Arrived between 6 and 7 a.m. and went into position on line between Cemetery Hill and Round Top Third Division on right and First Division on left. Second Brigade constituting the right Third Brigade the left and First Brigade in reserve. Sharp skirmishing continued through the day and Artillery fire at intervals until near sunset when the Third Corps having been driven back Wright's Georgia Brigade furiously attacked the Division and was repulsed with loss including many prisoners. The Twelfth Corps coming to the support of the left.

July 3 Artillery firing until 9 a.m. and sharp skirmishing during the day. At 1 p.m. Confederates concentrated the fire of over 100 guns on the Second and Third Divisions and after two hours of uninterrupted firing charged with a force of over 15,000 Infantry which was repulsed with great loss of life prisoners and flags. The Division remained in position with no further engagement than skirmish firing.

Casualties including Division Staff and unattached troops. Killed 25 officers 319 men. Wounded 105 officers 1097 men. Captured or missing 6 officers 95 men. Total 1647
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HM NumberHMAO1
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308624 N 4409103
Decimal Degrees39.81038333, -77.23571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.623', W 77° 14.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 37.38" N, 77° 14' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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