Burling’s Brigade Monument (3-2-3)

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

Burling's Brigade Monument.  The Wheatfield. Gettysburg August 2012

Location: North side of DeTrobriand Avenue.

Description: Erected 1912. 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
THIRD CORPS SECOND DIVISION
THIRD BRIGADE
Col. George C. Burling
2D New Hampshire 5th 6th 8th New Jersey
115th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2. Arrived between 9 and 10 A. M. and joined the Division. Between 2 and 3 P. M. advanced with the Division and was placed in reserve in rear of Second Brigade and soon thereafter ordered to First Division except that the 5th New Jersey supported Battery K 4th U. S. on the Emmitsburg Road. The 2D New Hampshire and 7th New Jersey reported to Brig. Gen. C. K. Graham and supported batteries in the Peach Orchard the 63D Penna. on the left. The 6th New Jersey went to the support of the Second Brigade First Division on its left in Plum Run Gorge near Devil’s Den. The 8th New Jersey and 115 Penna. were sent to the Wheatfield to support the right of Second Brigade First Division. The regiments of the Brigade were severely engaged where assigned and retired at the close of the day with the organizations with which they served.

July 3. In the morning rejoined the Division and was placed in reserve where apparently needed.

Casualties Killed 6 Officers 53 Men Wounded 43 Officers 333 Men Captured or Missing 78 Men Total 513

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