The monument to the Second Volunteer Brigade of the Army of the Potomac’s Artillery Reserve is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Baltimore Pike, 130 feet southeast of the Evergreen Cemetery gatehouse. (Monument map: East Cemetery Hill)
The two Connecticut heavy artillery batteries in the brigade were left behind at Westminster, Maryland as it was believed they would not be suitable for the rapid movements of the campaign. However, Brigadier General Henry Hunt Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac, regretted not bringing them and felt they would have done good service.
From the monument:
1st Conn. Heavy Battery B
Capt. Albert F. Brooker
1st Conn. Heavy Battery M
Capt. Franklin A. Pratt
5th New York Battery
Capt. Elijah D. Taft
July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Hill.
Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 5 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 8