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Second Brigade

First Division - First Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Brigade, First Division, First Corps Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Second Brigade, First Division, First Corps Tablet
At the top of the tablet, under some corrosion, is a circle or "moon", the symbol of First Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
First Corps First Division
Second Brigade

Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler
7th. Indiana 76th. 84th. 95th. 147th. New York
56th (9 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived at 9.45 a.m. and took position on the right of Reynold's Woods. The 76th and 147th New York and 56th Penna. north of the railroad cut were fiercely attacked by Brig. Gen. Davis's Brigade Major Gen. Heth's Division but the 84th and 95th New York assisted by the 6th Wisconsin made a charge on the cut through which Brig. Gen. Davis's Brigade attempted to retreat and captured many prisoners and two stand of colors. The Brigade held its first position and went into position on Oak Ridge on the left of Second Division and assisted in the capture of a large part of Brig. Gen. Iverson's Brigade. Remained under a heavy fire until 4 p.m. when it retired by order of the General commanding to Cemetery Hill and took position on Culp's Hill. The 7th Indiana here joined the Brigade.

July 2 At night the 84th and 147th New York went to the support of Third Brigade Second Division Twelfth Corps and was actively engaged remaining through the night.

July 3 Repulsed an attack in the morning and remained in position until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 6 officers 122 men. Wounded 44 officers 465 men.
Second Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Second Brigade Marker
Captured or missing 2 officers 363 men. Total 1002.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.352′ N, 77° 14.829′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located north of the Second Railroad Cut 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. M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named M.O.L.L.U.S. Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 56th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 76th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth (about 400 feet away); Davis's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Trapped in the Cut (about 400 feet away); 147th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Second Brigade, First Division, First Corps at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
Second Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. Second Brigade Marker

1. The Railroad Cut. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler. In his official report, General Cutler described how his brigade first went into battle:
I moved forward across the railroad with the Seventy-sixth New York Volunteers, One hundred and forty-seventh New York Volunteers, and the Fifty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, immediately formed in line of battle, and found myself engaged with a vastly superior force of the enemy, advancing in two lines, at short range, in front and on my right flank. (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Second Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Second Brigade Tablet
In the background is the 56th Pennsylvania Monument and one of the MOLLUS memorials.
Second Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
5. Second Brigade Marker
Cutler's Brigade Sector Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. Cutler's Brigade Sector
Looking north on Reynolds Avenue. The road was not present at the time of the battle. However Cutler's Brigade did much of their fighting in this area on the south end of Oak Ridge. The monuments on the side of the road are those of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry (not in Cutler's Brigade), 147th New York, and General Wadsworth.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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