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The monument to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Tour map: Sedgwick Avenue)

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.

Monument to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac 
Sixth Corps Third Division
Second Brigade
Col. Henry L. Eustis
7th 10th 37th Massachusetts
2d Rhode Island Infantry
 

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

Union Colonel Henry L. Eustis (pictured as Birgadier General)

Union Colonel Henry L. Eustis (pictured as Birgadier General)