Brooke Avenue is a continuation of Ayers and Cross Avenues, which move through the woods south of the Wheatfield. It continues north, one way, changing its name to De Trobriand Avenue until it ends at Sickles Avenue in the Wheatfield. Brooke Avenue is not on the National Park Auto Tour but can be reached from Ayers Avenue.
Colonel John R. Brooke’s brigade of the Second Corps crossed the Wheatfield and took a position at the edge of the Rose Woods in the face of the Confederate attack on the afternoon of July 2nd. But the Confederate brigades of Brigadier Generals Joseph Kershaw and Paul Semmes overlapped the Union line and eventually drove it back with great loss.
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Captain Henry Fuller