The monument to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Army Corps is south of Gettysburg on Wright Avenue. (Tour map: Howe & Wright Avenues)
The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Lewis A. Grant, a Vermont schoolteacher and lawyer.
The Vermont Brigade would go on to win a reputation as one of the top fighting brigades of the army but at Gettysburg it saw no action, arriving late on July 2nd and being placed in a reserve position protecting the flank.
From the monument:
July 2. Arrived about 5 P. M. after a march of 33 miles from Manchester Md. Moved to the left and at dark to the extreme left with one Regiment the 5th Vermont on picket.
July 3. The Brigade advanced a short distance and took position with its right on east slope of Round Top its left on the Taneytown Road and remained until the close of the battle under no fire except that from artillery.
Casualties Wounded 1 Man