Union Headquarters monuments > Cavalry Corps > 1st Division

The monument to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division of the Cavalry Corps is on Buford Avenue northwest of Gettysburg. (Buford Avenue tour map)


From the marker:

Army of the Potomac 
Cavalry Corps First Division 
Second Brigade
Col. Thomas C. Devin
6th 9th NewYork 17th Pennsylvania
3d (2 Cos.) West Virginia Cavalry

June 30. Started early for Gettysburg and encountered two Mississippi Regiments and a section of artillery and after a short skirmish proceeded to Gettysburg arriving there as a detachment of Major Gen. Heth’s Division was about to enter the town but withdrew towards Cashtown leaving pickets four and a half miles from Gettysburg.

July 1. Between 8 and 9 A. M. the Confederates advanced in force from Cashtown. The Brigade Dismounted and with Battery A 2d U. S. held its position for more than two hours against infantry and artillery in superior numbers until arrival of Eleventh Corps and then held the approach by the York Pike. Later ordered to the Emmitsburg Road and formed line with right flank resting on the town. Bivouacked for the night in front of Little Round Top.

July 2. Relieved by Third Corps and marched to Taneytown en route to Westminster.

Casualties Killed 2 Men Wounded 3 Men Captured or Missing 23 Men Total 28

Colonel Thomas C. Devin

Colonel Thomas C. Devin commanded the brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg. Devin was a New York militia officer and partner in a paint and varnish company.

Union Colonel (later Brigadier General)Thomas C. Devin

Union Colonel (later Brigadier General) Thomas C. Devin

Location of the monument to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division of the Cavalry Corps

The monument is northwest of Gettysburg on the east side of Buford Avenue. It is about 650 feet south of the intersection with Mummasburg Road. Buford Avenue is one way northbound.