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

Second Brigade

Third Division - Sixth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Second Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps Tablet
At the top of the tablet is a Greek cross, symbol of the Sixth Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps Third Division
Second Brigade

Col. Henry L. Eustis
7th. 10th. 37th. Massachusetts
2d. Rhode Island Infantry

July 2 Arrived about 2 p.m. from Manchester Md. and late in the day moved to the northeast slope of Little Round Top and held in reserve bivouacking for the night with First Brigade in the rear.

July 3 Moved to the right centre and reported to Major Gen. J. Newton and was held in reserve during the battle.
Not engaged but subject to Artillery fire.

Casualties. Killed 3 men. Wounded 2 officers 39 men. Captured or missing 25 men. Total 69.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.785′ N, 77° 14.054′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. 10th Massachusetts Infantry (here, next to this marker); First Massachusetts Cavalry (within shouting distance of this
Eustis' Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Eustis' Brigade Tablet
marker); Major General John Sedgwick (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Massachusetts Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Biography of Henry Eustis. Eustis was later promoted to Brigadier General in command of the brigade. His resume included a degree from both Harvard and West Point, where he graduated first in the class of 1842. After service as an engineer, he resigned his commission and returned to Harvard to teach. He volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war. Highly regarded by his peers, yet he was not promoted quickly. Issues soon arose
Eustis' Brigade Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Eustis' Brigade Line
Looking south at the tablet location (just left of the road), with monuments to the 10th Massachusetts Infantry and 1st Massachusetts Cavalry beyond. The main regimental line was behind where the equestrian memorial to General Sedgwick stands (on the left of this photo). At the time of the battle, the ground was open back to the Emmitsburg Road. The Brigade was arrayed with the 37th Massachusetts on the right (north), with the 10th and 7th Massachusetts in the center. On the left of the brigade line was the 2nd Rhode Island, close to the modern intersection of Sedgwick Avenue and Wheatfield Road.
regarding his health, specifically certain additions. His reliance on alcohol and opium reduced his effectiveness and eventually led to his resignation in 1864. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, 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 675 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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