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

Second Brigade

Second Division - Cavalry Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Brigade, Second Division, Cavalry Corps Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Second Brigade, Second Division, Cavalry Corps Tablet
The crossed sabers of the Cavalry appear at the top of the tablet.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps Second Division
Second Brigade

Col. Pennock Heuy
2d. 4th. New York 6th. Ohio (10 Cos.)
8th. Pennsylvania Cavalry

Participated in the Gettysburg Campaign with the Division until it arrived at Hanover Junction Pa.

June 30 The Commander of the Division ordered the Brigade to Manchester and all the roads were held by pickets until the afternoon of the 3d.

July 3 Orders were received to go via Westminster to Emmitsburg to take possession of that place.

July 4 Moved to Westminster and received supplies and marched to Emmitsburg arriving at noon.

Pursuant to orders the Brigade joined Third Division Cavalry Corps.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.493′ N, 77° 14.079′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasonton Avenue and Humphres Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Pleasonton Avenue. Click for map. Located just north of the Pennsylvania Memorial 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
Heuy's Brigade Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Heuy's Brigade Tablet
The tablet stands in front of a line of cavalry monuments commemorating the Brigade's service. Although none of the regiments were on the battlefield itself, all four regiments are represented by monuments in the park.
marker. 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 2d Corps Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Report of Colonel Pennock Huey. The Colonel's report is relatively uneventful up to July 3, but indicates the role played by the brigade keeping the roads south cleared. After the battle, the brigade was very active pursuing the Confederates into Maryland and to the Potomac. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Colonel Pennock Huey. Short biography of Colonel Huey. (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 679 times since then and 48 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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