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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Second Brigade

First Division - Cavalry Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Second Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps Tablet
At the top of the tablet are the crossed sabers of the Cavalry.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps First Division
Second Brigade

Col. Thomas C. Devin
6th. 9th. New York 17th. Pennsylvania
3d. (2 Cos.) West Virginia Cavalry

June 30 Started early for Gettysburg and encountered two Mississippi regiments and a section of artillery and after a short skirmish proceeded to Gettysburg arriving there as a detachment of Major Gen. Heth's Division was about to enter the town but it withdrew toward Cashtown leaving pickets four and a half miles from Gettysburg.

July 1 Between 8 and 9 a.m. the Confederates advanced in force from Cashtown. The Brigade dismounted and with Battery A 2d U.S. held its position for more than two hours against Infantry and Artillery in superior numbers until the arrival of the Eleventh Corps and then held the approach by the York Pike. Later ordered to the Emmitsburg Road and formed line with right flank resting on the town. Bivouacked for the night in front of Little Round Top.

July 2 Relieved by Third Corps and marched to Taneytown en route to Westminster.

Casualties Killed 2 men. Wounded 3 men. Captured or missing 23 men. Total 28.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.707′ N,
Second Brigade Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Second Brigade Marker
77° 14.802′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Buford Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the West Cavalry Battlefield section 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. The Cavalry Buys Time (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th New York Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd West Virginia Cavalry (about 700 feet away); 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Army Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away); O'Neal's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Gettysburg Day One. National Park Service article about the opening phases of the battle. (Submitted on January 17, 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
3. Second Brigade Tablet
Col. (later Major General) Thomas C. Devin image, Click for more information
4. Col. (later Major General) Thomas C. Devin
Thomas Devin was a house painter before the war, and a member of the New York Militia. However he grew to be among the most highly regarded Cavalry leaders of the war. Perhaps the greatest complement was from his Division commander, General Buford, who said of Devin, "I can't teach Col. Devin anything about cavalry. He knows more about the tactics than I do."

(Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, Call Number: LC-B813- 1872 B[P&P], Digital ID: cwpb 05818 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpb.05818)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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