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“Irish Brigade”

The monument to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac is south of Gettysburg on Sickles Avenue in the Rose Woods. (Sickles Avenue – Rose Woods tour map)

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Monument to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

Monument to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps First Division
Second Brigade
Col. Patrick Kelly
28th Massachusetts
63d (2 Cos.) 69th (2 Cos.) 88th (2 Cos.) New York
116th (4 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2. Arrived at 7 A. M. and took position on line from Cemetery Hill to Round Top at right of First Brigade. Between 5 and 6 P. M. went with Division to left First Brigade on the left Third Brigade on right. Engaged the Confederate forces including Brig. Gen. Anderson’s Brigade Major Gen. Hood’s Division in the Wheatfield and forced them through the field southerly into woods beyond capturing many prisoners. The Fourth Brigade having advanced on the left this Brigade held its position until the Division being flanked on right and left retired and resumed former position in line of the Corps.

July 3. Constructed breastworks and remained entrenched until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 26 Men Wounded 4 Officers 105 Men Captured or Missing 2 Officers 60 Men Total 198

Location of the monument

The monument is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Ayers Avenue. It is about 200 yards south of Wheatfield Road. (39°47’51.0″N 77°14’44.5″W)