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The monument to the Second Brigade, Third Division of the First Army Corps is west of Gettysburg on Stone Avenue. (39.837514° N, 77.251968° W; Google map; Tour map: Stone & Meredith Avenues)

The brigade was commanded by its senior Colonel, Roy Stone, until he was wounded. Both Colonel Wister and Colonel Dana then took command and were themselves wounded during the fighting on McPherson’s Ridge.

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Monument to the 2nd Brigade, Third Division, 1st Corps at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac 
First Corps Third Division 

Second Brigade 
Col. Roy Stone Col. Langhorne Wister
Col. Edmund L. Dana
143d 149th 150th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1. Arrived and went into position at McPherson buildings between Reynolds Woods and the Railroad Cut and was subjected to a heavy front and enfilading artillery fire from the right. Repulsed repeated attacks of Brig. Daniel’s Brigade Major Gen. Rodes’s Division from the right as well as front attacks until pressed on both flanks and in front by superior numbers. It retired to Seminary Ridge and held temporary breast works there until the Corps retired before overwhelming numbers to Cemetery Hill when the Brigade with the Division took position at the left of the cemetery on and near the Taneytown Road.

July 2. Late in the afternoon moved to left and took position previously occupied by First Division Second Corps.

July 3. Remained in the same position under the heavy artillery fire in the afternoon.

The strength of the Brigade July 1st 1315

Casualties Killed 4 Officers 105 Men Wounded 35 Officers 430 Men Captured or Missing 8 Officers 271 Men Total 853