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The monument to the Second Brigade is west of Gettysburg on the east side of North Reynolds Avenue. (Monument map: Reynolds Avenue North)

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Looking east from Reynolds Avenue. Oak Ridge, the northern extension of Seminary Ridge, is in the distance.

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Lysander Cutler, a businessman from the Wisconsin frontier.

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From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
First Corps First Division
Second Brigade 
Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler
7th Indiana 76th 84th 95th 147th New York
56th (9 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1. Arrived at 9.45 A. M. and took position in the right of Reynolds’s Woods. The 76th and 147th New York and 56th Penna. north of the railroad cut were fiercely attacked by Brig. Gen. Davis’s Brigade Major Gen. Heth’s Division but the 84th and 95th New York assisted by 6th Wisconsin made a charge on the cut through which Brig. Gen. Davis’s Brigade attempted to retreat and captured many prisoners and two stands of colors. The Brigade held its first position until 2 P.M. when it was relieved by Second BrigadeThird Division and went into position on Oak Ridge on the left of Second Division and assisted in the capture of a large part of Brig. Gen. Iverson’s Brigade. Remained under a heavy fire until 4 P. M. when it retired to Cemetery Hill and took position on Culps Hill. The 7th Indiana here joined the Brigade.

July 2. At night the 84th and 147th New York went to the support of the Third Brigade Second Division Twelfth Corps and was actively engaged remaining through the night.

July 3. Repulsed an attack in the morning and remained in position until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 6 Officers 122 Men Wounded 44 Officers 465 Men Captured or Missing 2 Officers 363 Men Total 1002

Union Brigadier General Lysander Cutler

Union Brigadier General Lysander Cutler