Union Headquarters monuments > 2nd Corps > 1st Division

The monument is south of Gettysburg on Sickles Avenue at the start of The Loop in the Rose Woods.(39.797301° N, 77.245116° W; Google map; Tour map: Sickles Avenue – Rose Woods)

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Samuel K. Zook, a pioneer in telegraphy and a militia officer from Pennsylvania. Zook was mortally wounded at the beginning of the attack into the Wheatfield on the afternoon of July 2nd. General Zook is honored by a monument  on the south side of Wheatfield Road at the site where he was wounded.

After Zook was wounded Lieutenant Colonel John Fraser took command of the brigade.

Monument to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps First Division
Third Brigade
Brig. Gen. Samuel K. Zook
Lieut. Col. John Fraser
52d 57th 66th NewYork
140th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2. Arrived early in the morning and formed on right of Second Brigade on line from Cemetery Hill to Round Top. Between 5 and 6 P. M. advanced with Division to left and entered the Wheatfield and the woods on its right in line of battle forcing the Confederates through the field and the woods to the further end. Brig. Gen. Zook fell mortally wounded in this advance the Brigade being on the right of Division it extended to an open field on the west. The line of Third Corps on the Emmitsburg Road having been forced back and the Division having been flanked by superior forces on its right and left the Brigade retired with the Division and resumed in line with Corps.

July 3. Constructed entrenchment and held the position until the close of battle.

Casualties Killed 7 Officers 42 Men

Wounded 18 Officers 209 Men

Captured or Missing 4 Officers 78 Men Total 358

Union Brigadier General Samuel K. Zook, mortally wounded in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg

Union Brigadier General Samuel K. Zook, mortally wounded in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg