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The monument to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps is south of Gettysburg on Wheatfield Road east of Crawford Avenue. (Tour map: Crawford Ave. & J. Weickert Farm)

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Joseph J. Bartlett, an attorney from New York.

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Monument to the 2nd Brigade, 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps First Division
Second Brigade
Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett
5th Maine 121st NewYork
95th 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2. The Brigade arrived late in the day and was formed in two lines to support Fifth Corps of which the troops in front were giving ground. The Third Brigade Third Division was formed on the left and then advanced to the front. Remained in same position during the night. The 121st New York was detached from the Brigade on its arrival and supported Battery L 1st Ohio until the close of the battle.

July 3. The Third Brigade Third Division was assigned to Brig. Gen. Bartlett’s command which was in an advanced position. Late in the day theThird Brigade Third Division in a second line at an interval of 200 yards supported First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps in an advance through the Wheatfield and the woods on the south but soon after being engaged the Third Brigade Third Division advanced to the front and the combined forces captured about 200 prisoners of Brig. Gen. Benning’s Brigade and the colors of the 15th Georgia. At dark the Brigade was recalled to a line a few hundred yards in advance of the original position.

Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 4 Men Total 5

Union Brigadier General Joseph J. Bartlett

Union Brigadier General Joseph J. Bartlett