Union Headquarters monuments > 12th Corps > 2nd Division


The monument to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Corps is southeast of Gettysburg on Slocum Avenue. (Tour map: South Culp’s Hill). The monument inscription leaves out the 2nd Division.

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From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Twelfth Corps
Second Brigade
Col. George A. Cobham Jr.
Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Kane
29th 109th 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1. Arrived late in the afternoon and took position in support of a section of Battery K 5th U. S. on the left of the Baltimore Pike.

July 2. In the morning took position on Culp’s Hill connecting with the right of Third Brigade and constructed breastworks. Near sunset moved out on Baltimore Pike and returned at dusk and found the breastworks in possession of Major Gen. Johnson’s Division. Entered the woods in rear of Third Brigade and took position perpendicular to and nearly at right angles with it.

July 3. At 3.30 A. M. the artillery opened fire over the Brigade and Major Gen. Johnson’s Division advanced and attacked in force exposing its line in front and enfilading fires from infantry and to a destructive fire for seven hours with great loss. Brig. Gen. Steuart’s Brigade was immediately in front. No further firing except by skirmishers and sharpshooters.

Casualties Killed 2 Officers 21 Men Wounded 1 Officer 65 Men Captured or Missing 9 Men Total 98