The monument to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Sedgwick Avenue tour map)
|Attached to the 3rd Division, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac|
From the monument:
July 2. Arrived about 2 P. M. from Manchester Md. and late in the day moved to the northeast slope of Little Round Top and held in reserve. Bivouacked for the night with First Brigade in the rear.
July 3. Moved to the right centre and reported to Major Gen. J. Newton and was held in reserve during the battle. Not engaged but subject to artillery fire.
Casualties Killed 3 Men Wounded 2 Officers 39 Men Captured or Missing 25 Men Total 69
The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Henry Eustis (USMA ’42). Eustis was first in his class at West Point and had spent his career in engineering and teaching engineering at West Point and Harvard, from which he had also graduated.