Second Infantry Regiment

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Terry Sage
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I’m pointing to the monument dedicated to the 2nd Inf. Near the area where those who fought on the 2nd day of the battle of Gettysburg fought valiantly in the area known as the “wheat field “. Upwards to 4000 men from both sides died in alittle over 2hrs. on that field. It was humbling to be where our brothers in the 2nd Inf so gallantly fought so long ago.

Terry Sage

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Larry G
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I se you found the regiments plaque at Gettysburg, it isn't all that prominent on the battle field. Thanks for posting the photo of it.

Although the plaque states that there were 1 officer and 5 men killed and 4 officers and 51 men wounded actually there was 1 officer and 16 men killed or died of wounds and 3 officers and 42 men wounded. Two of the officers that were wounded were Major Arthur T. Lee who was in command of the 2d Infantry Regiment and LT Daniel Webster Burke who received a MOH for his actions at Shepherdstown, Virginia in 1862.

John Kerins
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