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The monument to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps of the Army of the Potomac is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue. (39.811809° N, 77.235406° W; Google map; Tour map: Hancock Avenue Part 3)

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Norman Hall (USMA ’59).

Monument to the 2nd Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps Second Division
Third Brigade
Col. Norman J. Hall
19th 20th Massachusetts 7th Michigan
42d 59th (4 Cos.) New York Infantry

July 2. Took position on the line at the left of Second Brigade and of the copse of trees. The 19th Mass. and 42d New York were late in the day advanced to support Second Division Third Corps but retired on Second Division being forced back. The Brigade was attacked by Brig. Gen. Wright’s Brigade which overrun Battery A 1st Rhode Island then in advance but was repulsed with heavy loss and forced beyond the Emmitsburg Road.

July 3. Remained in position. At 3 P. M. Longstreet’s assault was made after a cannonade of two hours. The Brigade and the Second Brigade received the charge of Major Gen. Pickett’s Division which was repulsed with great loss in killed wounded prisoners and flags. In this engagement the First Brigade and the other troops were rushed to support of the two Brigades engaged and contributed to the victory. The Brigade remained in its position until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 6 Officers 75 Men
Wounded 29 Officers 253 Men
Captured or Missing 14 Men Total 377