The 1st Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade was also known as Cutler’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Cutler’s Brigade in Wadsworth’s Division of the First Corps, Army of the Potomac.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1912.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Polished smooth sea-green granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? 36′ by 36′ base. Weight: 300 Pounds. Height 5’4″. Tablet measures 4 feet by 3 feet 8 inches.
Who made it? Albert Russell & Sons Co. of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Erected by the United States War Department.
What does it depict? Monolith consisting of polished smooth sea-green granite pedestal 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.
What does it honor? 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.
How is it inscribed? The monument reads,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIRST CORPS FIRST DIVISION
Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler
7th Indiana 76th 84th 95th 147th New York
56th (9 Cos.) Pennsylvania Infantry
July 1. Arrived at 9.45 A. M. and took position in the right of Reynolds’s Woods. The 76th and 147th New York and 56th Penna. north of the railroad cut were fiercely attacked by Brig. Gen. Davis’s Brigade Major Gen. Heth’s Division but the 84th and 95th New York assisted by 6th Wisconsin made a charge on the cut through which Brig. Gen. Davis’s Brigade attempted to retreat and captured many prisoners and two stands of colors. The Brigade held its first position until 2 R M. when it was relieved by Second Brigade Third Division and went into position on Oak Ridge on the left of Second Division and assisted in the capture of a large part of Brig. Gen. Iverson’s Brigade. Remained under a heavy fire until 4 P. M. when it retired to Cemetery Hill and took position on Culps Hill. The 7th Indiana here joined the Brigade.
July 2. At night the 84th and 147th New York went to the support of the Third Brigade Second Division Twelfth Corps and was actively engaged remaining through the night.
July 3. Repulsed an attack in the morning and remained in position until the close of the battle.
Casualties Killed 6 Officers 122 Men Wounded 44 Officers 465 Men Captured or Missing 2 Officers 363 Men Total 1002
When was this photograph taken? September 1, 2007.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on East side of North Reynolds Avenue, North of Chambersburg Pike.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Yes.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler (February 16, 1807 – July 30, 1866) was an American businessman, educator, politician, and a Union Army General during the American Civil War. More about this officer.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler (will open a pop up window).