Cutler’s Brigade Monument (1-1-2)

The First Corps’ First Division’s Second Brigade is honored by a monument.

cutler's brigade

Location: East side of North Reynolds Avenue, North of Chambersburg Pike.

Description: One of 74 Union brigade monuments erected at Gettysburg by the United States War Department to describe the movements and itinerary of each Union brigade of the Army of the Potomac. The monuments were designed by E.B. Cope. Many of the inscription tablets were made of bronze melted down from Civil War cannons. The pedestal consists of sea-green granite with a square base. Base tapers to a smaller dimension at the tablet. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit.

Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIRST CORPS FIRST DIVISION
SECOND BRIGADE
Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler
7th Indiana 76th 84th 95th 147th New York
56th (9 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry

July 1. Arrived at 9.45 A. M. and took position in the right of Reynolds’s Woods. The 76th and 147th New York and 56th Penna. north of the railroad cut were fiercely attacked by Brig. Gen. Davis’s Brigade Major Gen. Heth’s Division but the 84th and 95th New York assisted by 6th Wisconsin made a charge on the cut through which Brig. Gen. Davis’s Brigade attempted to retreat and captured many prisoners and two stands of colors. The Brigade held its first position until 2 R M. when it was relieved by Second Brigade Third Division and went into position on Oak Ridge on the left of Second Division and assisted in the capture of a large part of Brig. Gen. Iverson’s Brigade. Remained under a heavy fire until 4 P. M. when it retired to Cemetery Hill and took position on Culps Hill. The 7th Indiana here joined the Brigade.

July 2. At night the 84th and 147th New York went to the support of the Third Brigade Second Division Twelfth Corps and was actively engaged remaining through the night.

July 3. Repulsed an attack in the morning and remained in position until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 6 Officers 122 Men Wounded 44 Officers 465 Men Captured or Missing 2 Officers 363 Men Total 1002

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