Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - Cavalry Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Cavalry Corps Second Division
Col. John B. McIntosh
1st Md. (11 Cos.) Purnell Legion, 1st Mass. Co. A.
1st New Jersey, 1st, 3rd Penna. Cavalry
Section Battery H, 3rd. Penna. H. Artillery
July 2 After an exhausting march took position about noon on Hanover Road near intersection with Low Dutch Road. Third brigade on left. During the afternoon there was a skirmish between Penna., Purnell Legion, 1st New Jersey, and Section Battery H 3d Penna. H.A. and 2d Virginia Infantry for the possession of Brinkerhoff's Ridge. About 10 p.m. the line was withdrawn and with Third Brigade bivouacked on Baltimore Pike nearly a mile east of Rock Creek Bridge. 1st Mass. with Sixth Corps.
July 3 Returning in the morning and finding Second Brigade Third in position of the day before the Brigade formed on left of Second Brigade Third Division and soon after noon relieved it. About 2 p.m. a large Confederate force having been observed Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg ordered Second Brigade Third Division to return and the Brigade with Second Brigade Third Division was soon engaged with Major Gen. Stuart's command. About 3 p.m. Brig. Gen. Hampton's and Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's Brigades the Reserves which had been concealed on the Stallsmith farm emerged from the woods in front and
Casualties Wounded 7 officers 19 men Captured or Missing 9 men Total 35.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.554′ N, 77° 9.784′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Gregg Avenue), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Co. A Purnell Legion (about 500 feet away); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 500 feet away); A Violent Collision of Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (about 600 feet away); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Second Division (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Brig. Gen. John B. McIntosh. Short biographical sketch of Colonel, later General, McIntosh from author Eric Wittenberg. (Submitted on July 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. John Baillie McIntosh. John Baillie McIntosh (June 6, 1829 – June 29, 1888), although born in Florida, served as a Union Army brigadier general in the American Civil War, and brother of James M. McIntosh, a Confederate general who was killed in the Battle of Pea Ridge. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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