The monument to Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Army Corps is southeast of Gettysburg on Neill Avenue. Neill Avenue is southeast of Gettysburg, almost surrounded by private property and difficult to reach, leading it to be known as “Lost Lane.”
The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Thomas H. Neill (USMA ’47), a career Army officer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
From the monument:
July 2. Arrived after a march of 33 miles from Manchester Md. and about 6 P. M. was detached from the Corps and ordered by Major Gen. G. G. Meade to hold Powers Hill. Later was ordered by Major Gen. H. W. Slocum to support the front line but at midnight was ordered to Powers Hill.
July 3. The Brigade by order of Major Gen. Slocum crossed Rock Creek and took position on the extreme right of the Army making connection with the Cavalry pickets and encountered and checked the advancing Confederate sharpshooters and skirmishers and remained until the close of the battle.
Casualties Killed 1 Officer 1 Man Wounded 11 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 15