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The monument to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Corps is south of Gettysburg on Taneytown Road, across from the National Cemetery. (Tour map: National Cemetery)

Monument to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps Second Division
Second Brigade
Col. Orland Smith
33d Massachusetts 136th NewYork
55th 73d Ohio Infantry

July 1. Arrived at 2 P. M. and went into position on Cemetery Hill in line behind stone walls along Emmitsburg and Taneytown Roads facing northwest and supporting Battery I 1st New York. The 33d Mass. was detached during the battle and placed on the right of the Corps under the command of Brig. Gen. A. Ames. The 136th New York was on the extreme left of the Corps connecting on its right with the 55th and 73d Ohio

July 2. Sharpshooting was kept up all day by the Union troops from stone walls and by the Confederates from houses in the town with considerable loss.

July 3. Sharp skirmishing continued with artillery firing from Confederate batteries east of the town.

Casualties Killed 51 Men Wounded 5 Officers 273 Men Captured or Missing 2 Officers 17 Men Total 348