The 2nd Corps, Artillery Brigade was also known as Hazard’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of the Second 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
Capt. John G. Hazard
1st New York Battery B Four 10 Pounders
Lieut. Albert S. Sheldon Capt. James M. Rorty Lieut. Robert E. Rogers
1st Rhode Island Battery A Six 3 Inch Rifles
Capt. William A. Arnold
1st Rhode Island Battery B Four 12 Pounders
Lieut. T. Frederick Brown Lieut. Wm. S. Perrin
1 st U. S. Battery I Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. George A. Woodruff Lieut. Tully McCrea
4th U. S. Battery A Six 3 Inch Rifles
Lieut. Alonzo H. Cushing Sergt. Frederick Fuger
July 1. Marched from Uniontown Md. at 2 P. M. Went into position at 11 P. M. on the Taneytown Road three miles from Gettysburg.
July 2. Moved with the Corps at daylight and went into position on the Corps battle line in the order from right to left as mentioned. The batteries were engaged toward night with some loss.
July 3. Engaged with the Confederate artillery in front at 8 A. M. and along the whole line at 1 P. M. and assisted in repulsing Longstreet’s assault in the afternoon.
Casualties Killed 3 Officers 24 Men Wounded 5 Officers 114 Men Captured or Missing 3 Men Total 149
When was this photograph taken? February 7, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located west side of Hancock Avenue at The Angle.
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: Capt. John Gardner Hazard (1832-1897). Hazard was a native of Rhode Island.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Capt. John G. Hazard (will open a pop up window).