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The monument to the Second Corps Artillery Brigade is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Hancock Avenue north of the Copse of Trees. (39.813188° N, 77.235528° W; Google map; Tour map: Hancock Avenue at The Angle)

The brigade was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain John G. Hazard, a Providence, Rhode Island merchant.

Monument to the Artillery Brigade of the Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

The view looks west from Hancock Avenue. On the right is a caisson and 3″ Ordnance Rifle representing Alonzo Cushing’s Fourth United States Artillery, Battery A, whose monuments are behind the Artillery Brigade monument. In the distance the monument to the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry is beside the stone wall that was the Union defensive line during Pickett’s Charge.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps
Artillery Brigade
Capt. John G. Hazard

1st New York Battery B Four 10 Pounders
Lieut. Albert S. Sheldon, Capt. James M. Rorty
Lieut. Robert E. Rogers
1st Rhode Island Battery A Six 3 lnch Rifles
Capt. William A. Arnold
1st Rhode Island Battery B Four 12 Pounders
Lieut. T. Frederick Brown, Lieut. Wm. S. Perrin
1st U. S. Battery I Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. George A. Woodruff, Lieut. Tully McCrea
4th U. S. Battery A Six 3 Inch Rifles
Lieut. Alonzo H. Cushing, Sergt. Frederick Fuger

July 1. Marched from Uniontown Md. at 2 P. M. Went into position at 11 P. M. on the Taneytown Road three miles from Gettysburg.

July 2. Moved with the Corps at daylight and went into position on the Corps battle line in the order from right to left as mentioned. The batteries were engaged toward night with some loss.

July 3. Engaged with the Confederate artillery in front at 8 A. M. and along the whole line at 1 P. M. and assisted in repulsing Longstreet’s assault in the afternoon.

Casualties Killed 3 Officers 24 Men Wounded 5 Officers 114 Men Captured or Missing 3 Men Total 149

Union Captain John G. Hazard, pictured after his promotion to Brigadier General

Union Captain John G. Hazard, pictured after his promotion to Brigadier General