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 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
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Reports of Brig. Gen. William Harrow (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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.