Weed’s Brigade Monument (5-2-3)

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

Monument to Weed's Brigade. Gettysburg December 2011

Location: West side of Sykes 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
FIFTH CORPS SECOND DIVISION
THIRD BRIGADE
Brig. Gen. Stephen H. Weed
Col. Kenner Garrard
140th 146th New York
91st 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2. Arrived early in the morning and lay on the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek until late in the day. Moved hastily to the left leading the Division and took position on Little Round Top on the right of Third Brigade First Division in time for the 140th New York to repel an attack at that point. The other regiments having moved to the right to the support of Battery I 5th U. S. and Third Corps line were brought back and went into position on the right of the 140th New York. Brig. Gen. Weed commanding Brigade and Col. P. H. O’Rorke commanding 140th New York were mortally wounded.

July 3. Remained in position until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 2 Officers 38 Men Wounded 11 Officers 131 Men Captured or Missing 18 Men Total 200

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