The monument to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps is on East Cemetery Hill between the equestrian statues of Generals Howard and Hancock. (East Cemetery Hill tour map)
Colonel Samuel S. Carroll commanded the brigade at Gettysburg. Carrol (West Point Class of 1856) was a career Army office from Maryland and a descendent of Charles Carroll, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
From the monument
July 2. Took position in the morning on right of Corps on Cemetery Ridge between the Cemetery and Battery I 1 st U. S. in Ziegler’s Grove. In the afternoon the 8th Ohio was sent on the skirmish line and remained until the close of the battle. At 7 P. M. the remainder of the Brigade occupied the place on the left made vacant by the Third Brigade going to the support of Third Corps for a short time. At dark the Brigade went to relief of Eleventh Corps and was hotly engaged in support of Batteries on East Cemetery Hill until after 10 P. M.
July 3. Sharp skirmishing continued through the day the Brigade was subjected to an annoying sharpshooters fire from the houses in the town and a cross fire from artillery from the north east and west. The 8th Ohio assisted in the repulse of Longstreet’s assault. The Brigade captured 252 prisoners and 4 stand of colors.
Casualties Killed 3 Officers 35 Men Wounded 15 Officers 151 Men Captured or Missing 7 Men Total 211
Location of the monument to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Corps
The monument is south of Gettysburg on the east side of the Baltimore Pike. It is halfway between the equestrian statues of Generals Hancock and Howard. (39°49’17.6″N 77°13’44.3″W)