Second Brigade

Second Brigade (HMB19)

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

N 39° 49.196', W 77° 13.975'

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Second Division - Eleventh Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps Second Brigade
Second Brigade

Col. Orland Smith
33d. Massachusetts 138th. New York
55th. 73. Ohio Infantry

July 1 Arrived 2 p.m. and went into position on Cemetery Hill in line behind stone walls along Emmitsburg and Taneytown Roads facing northwest and supporting Battery I 1st New York. The 33d Mass. was detached during the battle and placed on the right of the Corps under the command of Brig. Gen. A. Ames. The 136th New York was on the extreme left of the Corps connecting on its right with the 55th and 73d Ohio.

July 2 Sharpshooting was kept up all day by the Union troops from stone walls and by the Confederates from houses in the town with considerable loss.

July 3 Sharp skirmishing continued with Artillery firing from Confederate Batteries east of the town.

Casualties. Killed 51 men. Wounded 5 officers 273 men. Captured or missing 2 officers 17 men. Total 348.
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HM NumberHMB19
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Year Placed1912
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308890 N 4410157
Decimal Degrees39.81993333, -77.23291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.196', W 77° 13.975'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 11.76" N, 77° 13' 58.50" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 725 S Washington St, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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