Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - Second Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Second Corps Second Division
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
Casualties. Killed 10 officers 137 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. Located south of the "Copse of Trees" and beside the U.S. Regulars Memorial on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 82nd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Reports of Brig. Gen. William Harrow. 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.)
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