1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac Monument

The monument to the 1st Division of the 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Caldwell's Division Monument. Gettysburg September 2011

Dedicated: 1910.

Location: South Hancock Avenue, east side.

Description: One of 22 Union division monuments that describe the movements and itinerary of each division of the Army of the Potomac. Designed by E. B. Cope and erected by the U.S. War Department. Concrete foundation, Winnsboro (South Carolina) granite monument, bronze inscription tablet. Seven foot tall monolith.

Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
SECOND CORPS
FIRST DIVISION
Brig. General John C. Caldwell

First Brigade Col. Edward E. Cross
Col. H. B. McKeen
Second Brigade Col. Patrick Kelly
Third Brigade Brig. Gen. Samuel K. Zook
Lieut. Col. John Fraser
Fourth Brigade Col. J. R. Brooke

July 2. Arrived about 7 A. M. and went into position on the right of the Third Corps on the line between the Cemetery and Round Top. The Second Division on the right. Between 5 and 6 P. M. went to the Wheatfield subject to orders of Gen. Sykes in support of Third line. The line previously occupied by Third Brigade First Division Third Corps. Was engaged with Anderson’s Brigade Hood’s Division until sunset with heavy losses including Col. Cross and Gen. Zook killed early in the engagement. Returned to former position in Second Corps line.

July 3. The Division formed in single line threw up breastworks and remained in position until close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 18 Officers 169 Men Wounded 82 Officers 798 Men Captured or Missing 6 Officers 202 Men Total 1275

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