Second Division

Second Division (HMBCR)

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

N 39° 48.434', W 77° 14.67'

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Third Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Third Corps
Second Division

Brig. General Andrew A. Humphreys

First Brigade Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Carr
Second Brigade Col. William R. Brewster
Third Brigade Col. George C. Burling

July 2. Arrived about 1 a.m. and bivouacked for the night. In the morning took position between Birney's Division on the left and the Second Corps facing Emmitsburg Road. Between 2 and 3 p.m. advanced to the Emmitsburg Road. Carr's Brigade in line along the road. Brewster's Brigade in reserve. Burling's Brigade at first in reserve and then except the 5th New Jersey sent to Gen. Birney. The Division was attacked by McLaws's and Anderson's Division and by sunset was compelled to retire to the first position occupied where it reformed on the left of Second Corps and drove back the Confederate forces beyond the Emmitsburg Road and recovered the Artillery that had been abandoned and captured many prisoners and held the position during the night.

July 3. About sunrise moved to the rear and left and was supplied with rations and ammunition. Burling's Brigade joined the Division moved to different points in rear of the First, Second, Fifth, and Sixth Corps in support of threatened positions. Suffered some loss in the afternoon from Confederate Artillery.

Casualties. Killed 28 officers 286 men. Wounded 140 officers 1422 men. Captured or missing 2 officers 214 men. Total 2092.
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HM NumberHMBCR
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Year Placed1910
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307863 N 4408772
Decimal Degrees39.80723333, -77.24450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.434', W 77° 14.67'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 26.04" N, 77° 14' 40.20" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16194-16198 Walking/Horse Trail, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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