Union Headquarters monuments > 11th Corps
The monument to the 2nd Division, 11th Corps is southeast of Gettysburg on Baltimore Pike at East Cemetery Hill. (East Cemetery Hill tour map)
|Attached to the 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac.
The 2nd Division flag is the corps symbol, a crescent moon, in white on a blue background.
From the monument
Army of the Potomac
Brig. General Adolph Von Steinwehr
First Brigade Col. Charles R. Coster
Second Brigade Col. Orland Smith
July 1. Arrived about 2 P. M. and went into position on Cemetery Hill supporting Battery I First New York Artillery and covered the commanding position there skirmishers taking possession of a church and near by house to prevent occupancy by Confederate sharpshooters. The First and Third Divisions having advanced in a line extending from Rock Creek to Mummasburg Road to connect with right of First Corps became hotly engaged with Hoke’s and Hays’s Brigades. Early’s Division moved toward town in rear of the Union right and the First Brigade was sent to hold them. The Brigade retreated through town and joined the Second Brigade about 4.30 P. M.
July 2. Heavy artillery firing from 4 to 6 P. M. Between 8 and 9 P. M. the Division was attacked by Hays’s Louisiana Brigade which penetrated to Battery I First New York Light Artillery and was repulsed with great loss.
July 3. Not engaged but subject to the fire of sharpshooters and artillery.
Casualties Killed 3 Officers 104 Men Wounded 14 Officers 493 Men Captured or Missing 14 Officers 318 Men Total 946
Location of the monument
The monument is on the southeast side of Gettysburg, on East Cemetery Hill. It is on the east side of Baltimore Street across from the Cemetery Gatehouse.