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Second Division

Twelfth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Second Division Tablet
A five sided star, the symbol of the XII Corps, is above the plaque.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Second Division

Brig. General John W. Geary
First Brigade Col. Charles Candy
Second Brigade Col. Geo. A. Cobham Jr., Brig. Gen. Thos. L. Kane
Third Brigade Brig. Gen. Geo. S. Greene

July 1 Arrived on the Baltimore Pike and went into position about 5 p.m. The First and Third Brigades on line from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top. Second Brigade on the left of Baltimore Pike.

July 2 In the morning the First and Third Brigades took position on the right of First Corps on Culp's Hill connecting with First Division on the right. Breastworks were thrown up along the entire front. At 7 p.m. the First and Third Brigades on the Baltimore Pike moved off intending to support Third Corps. Brig. Gen. Greene extended the Third Brigade over the line of the Second Brigade refusing his rihgt. Being reinforced by about 750 men from the left he held his position against the attacks of Johnson's Confederate Division.

July 3 At 3.30 a.m. an attack by Infantry and Artillery was made on Johnson's Division and after a contest of seven hours the Confederate forces were driven from their position losing heavily in killed wounded and prisoners also three battle-flags and over 5000 small arms.

Casualties. Killed 12 officers 96 men. Wounded 16 officers 381 men. Captured
John White Geary Monument and Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. John White Geary Monument and Division Tablet
The monument for General Geary stands at the intersection, while the tablet was placed a few paces north on Slocum Avenue (to the right).
or missing 1 officer 34 men. Total 540.
 
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.045′ N, 77° 13.194′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Slocum Avenue and Williams Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Slocum Avenue. Click for map. Located in the saddle between the upper and lower crests of Culp's Hill, 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. 23d Pennsylvania Volunteers (a few steps from this marker); John White Geary (a few steps from this marker); 7th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 67th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 137th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th [Brooklyn] Infantry, N.Y.S.M. [84th. N.Y. Volunteers] (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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