1st Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade

Posted to the Project on 22 Jan 09

Pauls Brigade Monument

The 1st Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade was also known as Paul’s Brigade. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Robinson’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,

Brig. Gen. Gabriel R. Paul
Col. Samuel H. Leonard Col. Adrian R. Root
Col. Richard Coulter Col. Peter Lyle
16th Maine 13th Massachusetts
94th 104th New York 107th Penna. Infantry

July 1. Arrived about noon and went into position on the ridge near the Seminary and threw up Breastworks. About half past 2 R M. moved to the right of Corps in support of Second Brigade. Repulsed repeated attacks and was engaged until 4 R M. then retired to Seminary Ridge and constructed Breastworks. The 11th Penna. was transferred from the Second Brigade.

July 2. About noon relieved by Third Division Second Corps and went to rear in support of batteries on Cemetery Hill. At sunset moved to the left to support the Third Corps and returned to Cemetery Hill.

July 3. At 9 A. M. went to support of Twelfth Corps and at 3 P. M. to the left and took position on right of Second Corps in support of a battery and there remained until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 2 Officers 49 Men Wounded 36 Officers 321 Men Captured or Missing 40 Officers 593 Men Total 1041

When was this photograph taken? May 4, 2010.

Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Doubleday Avenue, south end, Oak Ridge.

Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route?

Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.

Monument Details, Alternative Views, and Contextual Views

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At Gettysburg

Commander: Brig. Gen. Gabriel Rene Paul (March 22, 1813 – May 5, 1886) was a career officer in the United States Army most noted for his service as a Union Army general in the American Civil War. More about this officer.

After Action Report: After Action Report of Col. Richard Coulter (will open a pop up window).


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