Benham’s Brigade

The Army of the Potomac’s Engineer Brigade is honored by a monument.

Engineer Brigade Monument.  Benham Brigade Monument.  Benham's Brigade.  Gettysburg February 2013

Location: Pleasonton Avenue, Cemetery Ridge.

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
ENGINEER BRIGADE
Brig. Gen. Henry W. Benham

15th New York (3 Companies)
Major Walter L Cassin

50th New York
Col. William H. Pettes

United States Battalion
Capt. George H. Mendell

Engaged in arduous duties from June 13 to July 18 1863 bridging rivers and transporting pontoons to enable the Army to cross the Potomac River and its tributaries into Pennsylvania and to recross into Virginia.

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Stannard’s Brigade Monument (1-3-3)

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

Monument to Stannard's Brigade (War Department tablet). Gettysburg December 2011

Location: Located east side of Hancock Avenue, North of Pleasonton Avenue and near Vermont State Monument.

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
FIRST CORPS THIRD DIVISION
THIRD BRIGADE
Brig. Gen. George J. Stannard
Col. Francis V. Randall
12th 13th 14th 15th 16th Vermont Infantry
The 12th and 15th were guarding Corps Trains

July 1. Arrived at dusk and took position on right of Third Corps.

July 2. Joined the Corps and went into position at the left and rear of the Cemetery. Just before dusk a detachment advanced to the Emmitsburg Road and captured about 80 prisoners and recovered 4 abandoned Union guns.

July 3. In position on left of Second Division Second Corps at the time of Longstreet’s assault. The 13th and 16th advanced against Major Gen. Pickett’s Division changed front forward and attacked its right throwing it into contusion and capturing many prisoners. The 16th and part of 14th then went to the left and attacked the advancing Brigades of Brig Gen. Wilcox and Perry (Col. Lang) and captured three flags and many prisoners.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 44 Men Wounded 12 Officers 262 men Captured or Missing 32 Men Total 351

McIntosh’s Battalion Monument

McIntosh’s Battalion of the Artillery Reserve of the A.P. Hill’s Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is honored by a monument.

McIntosh Battalion Monument

Location: Located on West side of West Confederate Avenue at Schultz Woods, just South of Fairfield Road.

Description: One of 64 Confederate brigade monuments.  Monolith consisting of polished smooth red Maine granite pedestal with a circular base. On each pedestal is mounted a bronze inscription tablet describing the movements and actions of the unit. Erected by the U.S. War Department and designed by E.B. Cope. They indicate the general location of the centers of the various Confederate brigades and artillery battalions during several phases of the battle. Bronze from melted Civil War cannons was used to create many of the inscription tablets.

Inscription:

C. S. A.
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
HILLS CORPS ARTILLERY RESERVE
McINTOSH’S BATTALION
Johnson’s Rice’s Hurt’s and Wallace’s Batteries
Six Napoleons Two Whitworths Eight 3 Inch Rifles

July 14. The Battalion was actively engaged on each of the three days of the battle and withdrew from the field under orders in the evening of the fourth day.

Losses 7 men killed 25 wounded of whom 16 were captured. 38 horses killed or disabled.

Fitzhugh’s Brigade Monument (AR-4V)

The Artillery Reserve’s Fourth Volunteer Brigade is honored by a monument.

Fitzhugh's Brigade Monument.  Gettysburg February 2013

Location: Located east side of Hancock Avenue near 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
ARTILLERY RESERVE
FOURTH VOLUNTEER BRIGADE
Capt. Robert H. Fitzhugh

6th Maine Battery F
Lieut. Edwin B. Dow

July 2 and 3. With First Volunteer Artillery Brigade near left of Second Corps line.

Maryland Battery A
Capt. James H. Rigby

July 2 and 3. Engaged on Powers Hill.

1st New Jersey Battery
Lieut. Augustin N. Parsons

July 3. Engaged on line of Second Division Second Corps.

1st New York Battery G
Capt. Nelson Ames

July 2. Engaged in Peach Orchard.

July 3. Engaged on left of Second Corps line.

1st New York Battery K (11th New York Attached)
Capt. Robert H. Fitzhugh

July 3. Engaged on Second Corps line.

Casualties Killed 2 Men Wounded 34 Men Total 36

Huntington’s Brigade Monument (AR-3V)

The Artillery Reserve’s Third Volunteer Brigade is honored by a monument.

Monument to Huntington's Brigade Gettysburg February 2012

Location: National Cemetery, along upper drive.

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
ARTILLERY RESERVE
THIRD VOLUNTEER BRIGADE
Capt. James F Huntington

1st New Hampshire Battery
Capt. Frederick M. Edgell

July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Hill.

1st Ohio Battery H
Lieut. George W. Norton

July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Hill.

1st Penna. Batteries F and G
Capt. R. Bruce Ricketts

July 2 and 3. Engaged on East Cemetery Hill.

West Virginia Battery C
Capt. Wallace Hill

July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Hill.

Casualties Killed 10 Men Wounded 1 Officer 23 Men Captured or Missing 3 Men Total 37

Taft’s Brigade Monument (AR-2V)

The Artillery Reserve’s Second Volunteer Brigade is honored by a monument.

Taft's Brigade Monument on West Cemetery Hill. Gettysburg September 2009

Location: West side of Baltimore Pike at East Cemetery Hill, Evergreen Cemetery.

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
ARTILLERY RESERVE
SECOND VOLUNTEER BRIGADE
Capt. Elijah D. Taft

1st Conn. Heavy Battery B
Capt. Albert F. Brooker
Not engaged

1st Conn. Heavy Battery M
Capt. Franklin A. Pratt
Not engaged

2D Conn. Battery
Capt. John W. Sterling

July 2. Reinforced Third Corps line and late in the day retired and formed line under Lieut. Col. F. McGilvery on left of Second Corps.

5th New York Battery
Capt. Elijah D. Taft

July 2 and 3. Engaged on Cemetery Hill.

Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 5 Men Captured or Missing 2 Men Total 8

McGilvery’s Brigade Monument (AR-1V) (Plum Run Line)

The Artillery Reserve’s First Volunteer Brigade is honored by two monuments.

McGilvery's Brigade Gettysburg December 2011

Location: South Hancock Avenue. Located West side of Hancock Avenue near United States 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
ARTILLERY RESERVE
FIRST VOLUNTEER BRIGADE
Lieut. Col. Freeman McGilvery

5th Mass. Battery E (10th New York Attached)
Capt. Charles A. Phillips

July 2. Engaged on Third Corps line on the Wheatfield Road.

9th Mass. Battery
Capt. John Bigelow Lieut. Richard S. Milton

July 2. Engaged on Third Corps line on the Wheatfield Road.

July 3. In Ziegler’s Grove.

15th New York Battery
Capt. Patrick Hart

July 2. Engaged on Third Corps line on the Wheatfield Road.

July 3. On Second Corps line south of Pleasonton Avenue.

Penna. Batteries C and F
Capt. James Thompson

July 2. Engaged in Peach Orchard.

July 3. On line with Battery K 4th U. S. on right and Hart’s Battery on left.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 16 Men Wounded 10 Officers 61 Men Captured or Missing 5 Men Total 93