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

Second Brigade

Twelfth Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Second Brigade Tablet
Notice the tablet does not mention the division the brigade was assigned to, making its text an odd exception to the conventions used in the park. The star at the top of the tablet is the symbol of the Union XII Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Second Brigade

Col. George A. Cobham, Jr.
Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Kane
29th. 109th. 111th. Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1 Arrived late in the afternoon and took position in support of a section of Battery K 5th U.S. on the left of the Baltimore Pike.

July 2 In the morning took position on Culp's Hill connecting with the right of Third Brigade and constructed breastworks. Near sunset moved out on Baltimore Pike and returned at dusk and found the breastworks in possession of Major Gen. Johnson's Division. Entered the woods in rear of Third Brigade and took position perpendicular to and nearly at right angles with it.

July 3 At 3.30 a.m. the Artillery opened fire over the Brigade and Major Gen. Johnson's Division advanced and attacked in force exposing its line in front and enfilading fires from Infantry and to a destructive fire for seven hours with great loss. Brig. Gen. Steuart's Brigade was immediately in front. No further firing except by skirmishers and sharpshooters.

Casualties. Killed 2 officers 21 men. Wounded 1 officer 65 men. Captured or missing 9 men. Total 98.
 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.991′ 
Second Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Second Brigade Tablet
N, 77° 13.13′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Slocum Avenue and Geary Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Slocum Avenue. Touch for map. Located between the upper and lower crests of Culp's Hill, adjacent to Pardee Field 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. Twelfth Corps (a few steps from this marker); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Maryland Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 109th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); First Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Culp's Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Kane's Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Kane's Brigade
Looking at the saddle between upper and lower Culp's Hill, along Slocum Avenue. Note the stone wall running from the middle right across to the center. In the night of July 2-3, Kane's Brigade relieved the right of Greene's defensive line and faced southeast into the saddle. Kane's Brigade was posted to the left of the stone wall. On the other side of the wall is Pardee Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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