Randolph’s Brigade Monument (3-A) (Peach Orchard)

The Third Corps’ Artillery Brigade is honored by two monuments.

Randolph's Brigade Gettysburg May 2009

Location: Located on Southeast corner of Emmitsburg and Wheatfield Roads, in Peach Orchard.

Description: Oddly, the Third Corps artillery has two monuments at Gettysburg. One is in the Division/Corps style, a rectangular upright rough hewn monument with bronze plaque affixed to the front.

Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
THIRD CORPS
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
Capt. George E. Randolph Capt. A. Judson Clark

Battery B, 1st New Jersey Six 10 Pounders Capt. A. Judson Clark
Lieut. Robert Sims
Battery D, 1st New York Six 12 Pounders Capt. George B. Winslow
4th New York Battery Six 10 Pounders Capt. James E. Smith
Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Six 12 Pounders Lieut. John K. Bucklyn
Lieut. Benjamin Freeborn
Battery K, 4th United States Six 12 Pounders Lieut. Francis W. Seeley
Lieut. Robert James

July 2. Upon the advance of the 3D Corps between 2 and 3 P. M. the 4th N. Y. Battery was posted near Devil’s Den, Battery D, 1st N. Y. in the Wheatfield. Battery B, 1st N. J. near the Peach Orchard north of Wheatfield Road; Battery E, 1st R. I. on same road near the right of First Division and Battery K, 4th U. S. near the left of Second Division.

About 3.30 P M. Lt. Colonel F. McGilvery brought from the Artillery Reserve the 9th Mass. Battery, which was posted on the Wheatfield Road east of the Peach Orchard; 5th Mass. Battery (1Oth N. Y. Battery attached) within a 100 yards of 9th Mass. Battery and 15th N. Y. Battery to the east side of the Peach Orchard.

Later and during the battle, there was brought up Penna. Battery C & F, which took position at the salient in the Peach Orchard, and Battery F & K, 3D U. S. posted near the Roger House. Battery I, 5th U. S. was brought from 5th Corps and relieved Battery G, 1st New York.

Casualties Killed 8 Men Wounded 3 Officers 78 Men Captured or Missing 17 Men Total 10

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Randolph’s Brigade Monument (3-A)

The Third Corps’ Artillery Brigade is honored by two monuments.

Randolph's Brigade Gettysburg May 2009

Location: Sickles Avenue, Excelsior Field. Located on West side of North portion of Sickles Avenue, between United States Avenue and Wheatfield Road at Excelsior Field.

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
ARTILLERY BRIGADE
Capt. George E. Randolph
Capt. A. Judson Clark
2D New Jersey Battery Six 10 Pounder Parrotts
Capt. A. Judson Clark Lieut. Robert Sims
1st New York Battery D Six 12 Pounders
Capt. George B. Winslow
4th NewYork Battery Six 12 Pounder Parrotts
Capt. James E. Smith
1st Rhode Island Battery E Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. John K. Bucklyn Lieut. Benjamin Freeborn
4th U. S. Battery K Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. Francis W. Seeley Lieut. Robert James

July 2. On the advance of the Corps between 2 and 3 P. M. the 4th New York Battery was placed near Devil’s Den Battery D 1st New York in the Wheatfield 9th and 5th Mass. (E 1Oth New York attached) Batteries from Artillery Reserve on Wheatfield Road 2D New Jersey Battery near Peach Orchard Battery G 1st New York from Artillery Reserve in the Peach Orchard. Along Emmitsburg Road were Batteries E 1st Rhode Island K 4th U. S. and F & K 3d U. S. from the Artillery Reserve. The artillery at Peach Orchard was reinforced by Battery I 5th U. S. 15th New York Battery and Penna. C & F from Artillery Reserve.

July 3. Not engaged except Battery K 4th U. S. early in the morning.

Casualties Killed 8 Men Wounded 3 Officers 78 Men Captured or Missing 17 Men Total 106

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

Brewster’s Brigade Monument (3-2-2)

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

Brewster's Brigade Gettysburg December 2010

Location: East side of North side of Sickles Avenue at Excelsior Field, North of Wheatfield Road.

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
SECOND BRIGADE
Col. William R. Brewster
70th 71st 72D 73D 120th New York Infantry

July 2. Arrived about 1 A. M. and bivouacked for the night. Near 1 P. M. formed in rear of First Brigade the 73D being advanced to the crest of the hill in front. The Brigade advanced between 2 and 3 P. M. the 71st and 72D to the left of First Brigade the 70th and 120th in reserve. Later the 73D was sent to the support of First Brigade First Division. Fiercely attacked toward sunset and the forces on the left having fallen back the Brigade retired and after sunset again advanced and captured the colors of the 8th Florida and thirty prisoners and recaptured guns that had been left on the field. Again retired and formed in rear of a Brigade of Second Corps and bivouacked for the night.

July 3. Moved further to the rear and was supplied with rations and ammunition. About 3 P. M. moved to support batteries in front.

Casualties Killed 12 Officers 120 Men Wounded 50 Officers 523 Men Captured or Missing 73 Men Total 778

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Carr’s Brigade Monument (3-2-1)

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

Carr's Brigade

Location: North Sickles Avenue, at the Emmitsburg Road.

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
FIRST BRIGADE
Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Carr
1st 11th 16th Massachusetts
12th New Hampshire 11th New Jersey
26th 84th Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2. Arrived about 1 A. M. and bivouacked for the night. Early in the afternoon formed on the right of the Division connecting with Second Corps on the right. Between 3 and 4 P. M. advanced 300 yards to the Emmitsburg Road connecting with First Division. The Brigade with the support of 5th New Jersey on the left and 15th Mass. and 82D New York on the right held the front line Second Brigade in reserve until the line on the left gave way when the Brigade with the Division changed front to the left. The Brigade then retired with the Corps by order of Major Gen. D. B. Birney commanding to the main line in the rear where it formed and forced back the pursuing forces regained the lost ground capturing many prisoners and held the position until morning.

July 3. The Confederate artillery opened fire at daylight which continued over an hour. At 6 A. M. the Brigade was ordered to join the Corps in the rear and then to support the Fifth Corps and at 3 P. M. to support the Second Corps. The Brigade lying in close column suffered severely from the artillery fire.

Casualties Killed 10 Officers 111 Men Wounded 45 Officers 559 Men Captured or Missing 2 Officers 63 Men Total 790

De Trobriand’s Brigade Monument (3-1-3)

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

De Trobriand's Brigade Tablet. Gettysburg June 2012

Location: Located North of DeTrobriand Avenue at the Wheatfield, on Sickles 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 FIRST DIVISION
THIRD BRIGADE
Col. R Regis De Trobriand
17th Maine 3D 5th Michigan 40th New York
110th (6 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry

July 2. Arrived at 10 A. M. On the advance of the Division between 2 and 3 P. M. the Brigade took position in column between First and Second Brigades for support to either. The Third Michigan was sent to support First Brigade. The 17th Maine moved across the Wheatfield to the stone wall on the south. The 40th New York was sent to the gorge between the Devil’s Den and Little Round Top. The 5th Michigan and 11Oth Penna. held the summit commanding a ravine in front and east of the Rose buildings until relieved by two Brigades of Fifth Corps when they retired through the Wheatfield where being joined by 17th Maine they held back a superior Confederate force until the arrival of First Division Second Corps when ammunition being exhausted this portion of the Brigade retired and at night was joined by the other regiments.

July 3. In reserve.

Casualties Killed 4 Officers 71 Men Wounded 28 Officers 366 men Captured or Missing 21 Men Total 490

Ward’s Brigade Monument (3-1-2)

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

Monument to Ward's Brigade near Devil's Den. Gettysburg December 2011

Location: South portion of Sickles Avenue, above Devil’s Den.

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 FIRST DIVISION
SECOND BRIGADE
Brig. Gen. J. H. Hobart Ward
Col. Hiram Berdan
20th Indiana 3d 4th Maine
86th 124th New York 99th Penna. Infantry
1st 2D (8 Cos.) U. S. Sharpshooters

July 1. Arrived after sunset and bivouacked for the night.

July 2. The Corps having relieved Second Division Twelfth Corps in the morning the Brigade took position on the left of the Division and extended to the base of Little Round top. Between 2 and 3 P. M. advanced with the Division to the line from the Peach Orchard to Devil’s Den occupying the left of the line to the west base of Little Round Top. The 1st U. S. Sharpshooters and 3D Maine were engaged in a reconnaissance into the woods in front of the Peach Orchard from noon until about 2 P. M. and then served with First Brigade at the Peach Orchard. The 6th New Jersey and 40th New York were sent to Brig. Gen. Ward and supported his left. Between 4 and 5 P. M. the Brigade was fiercely attacked by Brig. Gen. Robertson’s and Brig. Gen. Benning’s Brigades Major Gen. Hood’s Division and after a prolonged conflict was forced back.

July 3. In reserve.

Casualties Killed 12 Officers 117 Men Wounded 33 Officers 449 Men Captured or Missing 6 Officers 164 Men Total 781