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:
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.
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.