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

Second Brigade

Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Second Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps Horse Artillery
Second Brigade

Capt. John C. Tidball

1st U.S. Batteries E and G
Capt. Alanson M. Randol
July 2d and 3d with cavalry on right under Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg

1st U.S. Battery K
Capt. William M. Graham
July 3d with the Reserve Cavalry Brigade on extreme left

2d U.S. Battery A
Lieut. John H. Calef
July 1st with First Brigade First Division on the right and left of Chambersburg Pike
July 2d in front of Little Round Top

3d U.S. Battery C
Lieut. William D. Fuller
With Second Brigade Second Division at Manchester. Not engaged

Casualties Killed 2 men Wounded 13 men Total 15

 
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.214′ N, 77° 10′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on East Cavalry Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch 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. Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (about 700 feet away, measured
Second Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Second Brigade Marker
in a direct line); a different marker also named Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (about 700 feet away); Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Maine Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery H, 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Division (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. John C. Tidball. John Caldwell Tidball (January 25, 1825 – May 15, 1906) was a career military officer, noted for his service in the horse artillery in the cavalry in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he served as the Commander of the Department of Alaska (in effect, the Appointed Military Governor of the region). (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Second Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Second Brigade Tablet
 

2. Alanson Merwin Randol. Alanson Merwin Randol (October 23, 1837 – May 7, 1887) was an army officer in the artillery and cavalry during the American Civil War. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. William Montrose Graham, Jr. William Montrose Graham, Jr. (September 28, 1834 – January 16, 1916), was a career soldier in the United States Army, reaching the rank of major general. He was a veteran of both the American Civil War and the Spanish–American War. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. John Haskell Calef. John Haskell Calef (September 24, 1841 – January 14, 1912) was a career artillery officer in the United States Army, and a veteran of the American Civil War. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Second Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. Second Brigade Marker
Capt. John C. Tidball (1825-1906)<br>Commander of the Second Brigade image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, circa 1863
5. Capt. John C. Tidball (1825-1906)
Commander of the Second Brigade
Tidball served throughout the Civil War, was brevetted five times for gallant and meritorious conduct on the field, and was complimented personally by President Abraham Lincoln for his work at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was in command of the Second Brigade Horse Artillery under MG Alfred Pleasonton.
Capt. Alanson Merwin Randol (1837-1887)<br>Commander of 1st U.S. Artillery<br>Batteries E & G. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, circa 1863
6. Capt. Alanson Merwin Randol (1837-1887)
Commander of 1st U.S. Artillery
Batteries E & G.
Capt. William M. Graham, Jr. (1834-1916)<br>Commander 1st U.S. Artillery<br>Battery K image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, circa 1863
7. Capt. William M. Graham, Jr. (1834-1916)
Commander 1st U.S. Artillery
Battery K
Lieut. John H. Calef (1814-1912)<br>Commander of 2nd U.S. Artillery<br>Battery A image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, circa 1863
8. Lieut. John H. Calef (1814-1912)
Commander of 2nd U.S. Artillery
Battery A
Lt. William D. Fuller<br>Commander of 3rd U.S. Artillery<br>Battery C image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, circa 1863
9. Lt. William D. Fuller
Commander of 3rd U.S. Artillery
Battery C
Cavalry Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
10. Cavalry Battlefield
Looking northwest from the tablet location. General Custer led Michigan cavalry regiments from his brigade across the fields here to engage Confederates who had advanced from the north. The guns of Randol's battery supported Custer's charge, from a distance. The focus of the colliding cavalry was the slight rise in the distant center, where the Michigan monument stands. The buildings to the right are the location of the Jacob Lott house and farm at the time of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   10. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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