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First Brigade

Second Division - Second Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
First Brigade, Second Division, Second Corps Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. First Brigade, Second Division, Second Corps Tablet
The trefoil of Second Corps appears at the top of the tablet.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Second Division
First Brigade

Brig. Gen. William Harrow
Col. Francis E. Heath
19th. Maine 15th. Massachusetts
1st. Minnesota 82d. New York Infantry

July 2 Early in the morning took position in the rear of Second and Third Brigades. The 15th Mass. and the 82d. New York were advanced to the Emmitsburg Road on the right of Cordori House to support Third Corps the other two regiments were moved to the left on a line with Third Brigade. The Third Corps having been forced back the advanced regiments wwere compelled to retired to the main line by Brig. Gen. Wright's Brigade which captured several pieces of Artillery but supports coming quickly to the Union line they forced the Confederates back across the Emmitsburg Road with heavy loss and retook the captured Artillery. Col. G.H. Ward 15th Mass. and Col. J.J. Huston 82d New York were mortally wounded.

July 3 At 1 p.m. a terrific cannonade was opened along the Confederate line in front which continued for about two hours followed by a charge of over 15,000 Infantry its right striking Second and Third Brigades. This Brigade moved at once to the right and assisted the other two Brigades in repelling the assault and capturing a large number of prisoners and several flags.

Casualties. Killed 10 officers 137
Harrow's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Harrow's Brigade Tablet
men. Wounded 46 officers 527 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 47 men. Total 768.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.643′ N, 77° 14.156′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located south of the "Copse of Trees" and beside the U.S. Regulars Memorial on 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. 15th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, 1st New York Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Regiment Minnesota Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 150th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Maine Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reports of Brig. Gen. William Harrow
Section of Harrow's Brigade Line, July 3 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Section of Harrow's Brigade Line, July 3
Looking north from Hancock Avenue along the fence line extending south from the Copse of Trees (seen in the background). Prior to the cannonade, the Brigade was arrayed, from left to right (south to north), 82nd New York, 1st Minnesota, 15th Massachusetts, and 19th Maine. The monuments of those regiments stand on the line starting with the 82nd New York on the left.
. When General Gibbon assumed command of the Corps (due to the wound suffered by General Hancock), General Harrow assumed command of the Division. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 20, 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 878 times since then and 67 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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