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The monument to the Third Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Army Corps is just west of Sykes Avenue at the summit of Little Round Top. (Tour map: Little Round Top)

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Stephen H. Weed (USMA ’54), a career Army officer from New York. Weed was mortally wounded on July 2nd on Little Round Top, dying that night in the basement of the Weikert farm on Taneytown Road. There is a monument to General Weed and Lieutenant Charles Hazlett at the summit of Little Round Top at Gettysburg.

Colonel Kenner Garrard took over the brigade as senior colonel when Weed was mortally wounded.

Monument to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division of the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

Looking west from the parking area toward the summit of Little Round Top.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Fifth Corps Second Division
Third Brigade
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Weed
Col. Kenner Garrard
140th 146th New York
91st 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2. Arrived early in the morning and lay on the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek until late in the day. Moved hastily to the left leading the Division and took position on Little Round Top on the right of Third Brigade First Division in time for the 140th New Yorkto repel an attack at that point. The other regiments having moved to the right to the support of Battery I 5th U. S. and Third Corps line were brought back and went into position on the right of the 140th New York. Brig. Gen. Weed commanding Brigade and Col. P. H. O’Rorke commanding 140th New York were mortally wounded.

July 3. Remained in position until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 2 Officers 38 Men
Wounded 11 Officers 131 Men
Captured or Missing 18 Men Total 200

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