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Second Brigade

Second Division - Sixth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Second Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps Second Division
Second Brigade

Col. Lewis A. Grant
2d. 3d. 4th. 6th. Vermont Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 5 p.m. after a march of 33 miles from Manchester Md. Moved to the left later and at dark to the extreme left with one regiment the 5th Vermont on picket.

July 3 The Brigade advanced a short distance and took position with its right on east slope of Round Top its left on the Taneytown Road and remained until the close of the battle under no fire except that from Artillery.

Casualties Wounded 1 Man.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.104′ N, 77° 13.957′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Wright Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located just east of the Big Round Top in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Vermont Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division
Second Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Second Brigade Tablet
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Weikert Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Maine Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Third Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Vermont Brigade. Web site with many resources detailing the service of the Vermont Brigade. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Vermont Brigade Front image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Vermont Brigade Front
The Vermont Brigade defended a line along what is today Wright Avenue, facing south. The position effectively refused the Federal left, preventing any flanking attacks on July 3, 1864. The sector was rather quite, resulting in only one recorded casualty.
Skirmish Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Skirmish Line
A skirmish line was formed to the west of the Vermont line, linking into the Federal forces defending Big Round Top. The skirmishers held a line along what is today Wright Avenue, extending into the woods to the crest of Big Round Top.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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