The monument for the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Corps is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue. (Tour map: Howard Avenue East)
The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Wladimir Krzyzanowski, a Polish nobleman who had left Poland after taking part in the 1848 revolution against Prussian rule. He prospered in America as a civil engineer, and was living in Washington D.C. and active in the Republican party at the start of the war.
From the marker:
July 1. Arrived about 1 P. M. marched through the town to the front and took position on the line of the Corps on right of First Brigade and was engaged with Brig. Gen. Doles’s Brigade Major General Rodes’s Division and other forces for more than two hours. About 4 P. M. the Corps having been flanked and forced back by superior numbers it retired through the town to Cemetery Hill and took position behind stone walls. Skirmishers were actively engaged in houses from three to five hundred yards in front.
July 2. In same position until between 8 and 9 P. M. when a fierce attack on East Cemetery Hill was made by Brig. Gen. Hays’s Brigade and Battery I 1st New York was momentarily captured but the 58th and 119th New York were hastened to its support and assisted in its recapture and in repelling the attack.
July 3. Not engaged beyond skirmishing but subjected to a heavy artillery fire.
July 4. The 119th New York and the 26th Wisconsin made a reconnaissance going about two miles to the east of the town and captured many stragglers.
Casualties Killed 12 Officers 63 Men Wounded 36 Officers 352 Men Captured or Missing 5 Officers 201 Men Total 669