The monument to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac is south of Gettysburg on Sickles Avenue in the Rose Woods. (Sickles Avenue – Rose Woods tour map)
From the monument
July 2. Arrived at 7 A. M. and took position on line from Cemetery Hill to Round Top at right of First Brigade. Between 5 and 6 P. M. went with Division to left First Brigade on the left Third Brigade on right. Engaged the Confederate forces including Brig. Gen. Anderson’s Brigade Major Gen. Hood’s Division in the Wheatfield and forced them through the field southerly into woods beyond capturing many prisoners. The Fourth Brigade having advanced on the left this Brigade held its position until the Division being flanked on right and left retired and resumed former position in line of the Corps.
July 3. Constructed breastworks and remained entrenched until the close of the battle.
Casualties Killed 1 Officer 26 Men Wounded 4 Officers 105 Men Captured or Missing 2 Officers 60 Men Total 198
Location of the monument
The monument is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Ayers Avenue. It is about 200 yards south of Wheatfield Road. (39°47’51.0″N 77°14’44.5″W)