Hazard’s Brigade Monument (2-A)

The Second Corps’ Artillery Brigade is honored by a monument.

Hazard's Brigade, Second Corps Artillery. Gettysburg March 2010

Location: Located west side of Hancock Avenue at The Angle.

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
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 Inch Rifles
Capt. William A. Arnold
1st Rhode Island Battery B Four 12 Pounders
Lieut. T. Frederick Brown Lieut. Wm. S. Perrin
1 st 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

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