The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Gabriel Paul, a career army officer from Missouri. Paul was badly wounded in the face on July 1st that left him totally blind. Four colonels commanded the brigade for the rest of the battle, three of them being wounded.
From the monument:
Army of the Potomac
First Corps Second Division
Brig. Gen. Gabriel R. Paul
Col. Samuel H. Leonard Col. Adrian R. Root
Col. Richard Coulter Col. Peter Lyle
16th Maine 13th Massachusetts
94th 104th New York 107th Penna. Infantry
July 1. Arrived about noon and went into position on the ridge near the Seminary and threw up Breastworks. About half past 2 p.m. moved to the right of Corps in support of Second Brigade. Repulsed repeated attacks and was engaged until 4 p.m. then retired to Seminary Ridge and constructed Breastworks. The 11th Penna. was transferred from the Second Brigade.
July 2. About noon relieved by Third Division Second Corps and went to rear in support of batteries on Cemetery Hill. At sunset moved to the left to support the Third Corps and returned to Cemetery Hill.
Casualties Killed 2 Officers 49 Men Wounded 36 Officers 321 Men Captured or Missing 40 Officers 593 Men Total 1041