The monument to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Corps is southeast of Gettysburg on Neill Avenue. Neill Avenue was never paved and is not connected to the road system.
From the monument
July 2. Arrived after a march of 33 miles from Manchester Md. and about 6 P. M. was detached from the Corps and ordered by Major Gen. G. G. Meade to hold Powers Hill. Later was ordered by Major Gen. H. W. Slocum to support the front line but at midnight was ordered to Powers Hill.
July 3. The Brigade by order of Major Gen. Slocum crossed Rock Creek and took position on the extreme right of the Army making connection with the Cavalry pickets and encountered and checked the advancing Confederate sharpshooters and skirmishers and remained until the close of the battle.
Casualties Killed 1 Officer 1 Man Wounded 11 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 15
Brigadier General Thomas H. Neill
Brigadier General Thomas H. Neill commanded the brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg. Neill (West Point Class of 1847) was a career Army officer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Location of the monument
The monument is located southeast of Gettysburg. Neill Avenue is almost surrounded by private property and very difficult to reach, leading it to be known as “Lost Lane.” Please respect the property owners and do not trespass. (39°48’28.9″N 77°12’35.0″W)