The monument to the 2nd Division of the 1st Army Corps is northwest of Gettysburg on Robinson Avenue. (Doubleday – Robinson Avenues tour map)
The division was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General John C. Robinson. He was a career army officer from New York. Robinson is honored by a monument at Gettysburg close to the division monument.
From the monument
Army of the Potomac
Brig. General John C. Robinson
July 1. Arrived at the Seminary about noon hotly engaged on the right and right centre from about 2 P.M. until 4 P.M. when on the advance of Rodes’s Confederate Division against the front and flanks the Division by order the Commanding General retired with the Corps through Gettysburg to Cemetery Hill on the left of the cemetery parallel to Emmitsburg Road.
July 3. At daylight moved to the support of batteries on Cemetery Hill. At 9 A. M. sent to the support of Twelfth Corps and at 3 P M. took position on the right of Second Corps and remained until the close of the battle.
Casualties Killed 9 Officers 82 Men Wounded 68 Officers 548 Men Captured or Missing 52 Officers 931 Men Total 1690
Location of the monument to the 2nd Division, 1st Corps of the Army of the Potomac
The monument to the 2nd Division 1st Corps is northwest of Gettysburg on the south side of the loop of Robinson Avenue. (39°50’33.3″N 77°14’28.6″W)