The Cavalry Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade was also known as McIntosh’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Gregg’s Division in the Cavalry 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
CAVALRY CORPS SECOND DIVISION
Col. John B. McIntosh
1st MD. (11 Cos.) Purnell Legion 1st Mass. Co. A
1st NewJersey 1st 3rd Penna. Cavalry
Section Battery H 3rd Penna. H. Artillery
July 2. After an exhausting march took position about noon on Hanover Road near intersection with Low Dutch Road Third Brigade on left. During the afternoon there was a skirmish between 3D Penna. Purnell Legion 1st New Jersey and Section Battery H Penna. H. A. and 2D Virginia Infantry for the possession of Brinkerhoff Ridge. About 10 P. M. the line was withdrawn and with third Brigade bivouacked on Baltimore Pike nearly a mile east of Rock Creek Bridge. 1st Mass. with Sixth Corps.
July 3. Returning in the morning and finding Second Brigade Third Division in position of the day before the Brigade formed on left of Second Brigade Third Division and soon after noon relieved it. About 2 P. M. a large Confederate force having been observed Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg ordered Second Brigade Third Division to return and the Brigade with Second Brigade Third Division was soon engaged with Major Gen. Stuart’s command. About 3 P. M. Brig. Gen. Hampton’s and Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee’s Brigades the reserves which had been concealed on the Stallsmith Farm emerged from the woods in front and charged but were repulsed with the aid of Artillery.
Casualties Wounded 7 Officers 19 Men Captured or Missing 9 Men Total 35
When was this photograph taken? June 15, 2012.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located at East Cavalry Field south side of Gregg Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or moved.
Commander: Colonel John Baillie McIntosh (June 6, 1829 – June 29, 1888), although born in Florida, served as a Union Army brigadier general in the American Civil War. His brother, James M. McIntosh, served as a Confederate general until he was killed in the Battle of Pea Ridge.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. John B. Mcintosh (will open a pop up window).