The Eleventh Corps’ Third Division’s Second Brigade is honored by a monument.
Location: Located on South side of East Howard Avenue, east of Pennsylvania 34.
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.
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
ELEVENTH CORPS THIRD DIVISION
Col. W. Krzyzanowski
58th 119th New York 82d Ohio
75th Pennsylvania 26th Wisconsin Infantry
July 1. Arrived about 1 P. M. marched through the town to the front and took position on the line of the Corps on right of First Brigade and was engaged with Brig. Gen. Doles’s Brigade Major General Rodes’s Division and other forces for more than two hours. About 4 P. M. the Corps having been flanked and forced back by superior numbers it retired through the town to Cemetery Hill and took position behind stone walls. Skirmishers were actively engaged in houses from three to five hundred yards in front.
July 2. In same position until between 8 and 9 P. M. when a fierce attack on East Cemetery Hill was made by Brig. Gen. Hays’s Brigade and Battery I 1st New York was momentarily captured but the 58th and 119th New York were hastened to its support and assisted in its recapture and in repelling the attack.
July 3. Not engaged beyond skirmishing but subjected to a heavy artillery fire.
July 4. The 119th New York and the 26th Wisconsin made a reconnaissance going about two miles to the east of the town and captured many stragglers.
Casualties Killed 12 Officers 63 Men Wounded 36 Officers 352 Men Captured or Missing 5 Officers 201 Men Total 669