AOP Order of Battle – 2nd Corps Flashcards

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AOP 2nd Corps (Infantry) - Hancock

Which of Hancock’s division commanders have statues at Gettysburg?

Brig. Gen. John Gibbon (1827–96), 2nd Division, 2nd Corps

  • Bronze state on Hancock Avenue, on Cemetery Ridge

Brig. Gen. Alexander Hays (1819–64), 3rd Division, 2nd Corps

  • Bronze statue on Hancock Avenue, on Cemetery Ridge (Ziegler’s Grove)
Which of Hancock’s division commanders have park avenues named after them?

None.

Neither Caldwell, Gibbon, nor Hays have park avenues at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Who were Hancock’s 2nd Corps division commanders?

1st Division

  • Brig. Gen. John C. Caldwell (1833-1912)

2nd Division

  • Brig. Gen. John Gibbon (1827–96)

3rd Division

  • Brig. Gen. Alexander Hays (1819–64)

Along Hancock Avenue (Cemetery Ridge) you will find bronze statues of Gibbon and Hays.

What symbol identifies the 2nd Infantry Corps on Gettysburg monuments?

A clover

Who commanded the Union 2nd Corps?
(AOP 2) Winfield S. Hancock - 3c31810v - Edited2
Winfield S. Hancock (LOC)

Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock (1824–86)

AOP 2nd Corps, 1st Division - Caldwell

Who were Caldwell’s 1st Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Col. Edward E. Cross (1832-63)

2nd Brigade (Irish Brigade)

  • Col. Patrick Kelly (c. 1822-64)

3rd Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. Samuel Zook (1821-63)

4th Brigade

  • Col. John R. Brooke (1838–1926)

Southwest of The Wheatfield and in the Rose Woods area, the battlefield actions of two brigades are marked by park avenues. They are Cross Avenue and Brooke Avenue.

Who commanded the 1st Division, 2nd Corps?
John C. Caldwell (LOC)

Brig. Gen. John C. Caldwell (1833-1912)

Meade => Hancock => Caldwell

AOP 2nd Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade - Cross

Who commanded the 1st Brigade of Caldwell’s Division?
Edward E. Cross (LOC)

Col. Edward E. Cross (1832-1863)

Meade => Hancock => Caldwell => Cross

AOP 2nd Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade (Irish) - Kelly

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade of Caldwell’s Division?

Col. Patrick Kelly (c. 1822-64)

(The 2nd Brigade was also known as the Irish Brigade.)

Meade => Hancock => Caldwell => Kelly

AOP 2nd Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade - Zook

Who commanded the 3rd Brigade of Caldwell’s Division?
Samuel K. Zook (LOC)

Brig. Gen. Samuel Zook (1821-1863)

Zook was mortally wounded at Gettysburg while fighting in The Wheatfield. He died at a field hospital on July 3. For his service at Gettysburg, Zook was promoted to major general.

Meade => Hancock => Caldwell => Zook

AOP 2nd Corps, 1st Division, 4th Brigade - Brooke

Who commanded the 4th Brigade of Caldwell’s Division?

Col. John R. Brooke (1838–1926)

Meade => Hancock => Caldwell => Brooke

AOP 2nd Corps, 2nd Division - Gibbon

Who were Gibbon’s 2nd Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. William Harrow (1822-72)

2nd Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. Alexander S. Webb (1835–1911)

3rd Brigade

  • Col. Norman J. Hall (1842-67)

A bronze statue of Webb is located on Hancock Avenue near The Angle on Cemetery Ridge.

Who commanded the 2nd Division, 2nd Corps?
John Gibbon (LOC)

Brig. Gen. John Gibbon (1827–96)

Meade => Hancock => Gibbon

AOP 2nd Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade - Harrow

Who commanded the 1st Brigade of Gibbon’s Division?

Brig. Gen. William Harrow (1822-72)

Meade => Hancock => Gibbon => Harrow

AOP 2nd Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade - Webb

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade of Gibbon’s Division?

Brig. Gen. Alexander S. Webb (1835–1911)

Meade => Hancock => Gibbon =>Webb

Note: A bronze statue of Webb is located on Hancock Avenue near The Angle on Cemetery Ridge.

AOP 2nd Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade - Hall

Who commanded the 3rd Brigade of Gibbon’s Division?

Col. Norman J. Hall (1842-67)

Meade => Hancock => Gibbon => Hall

AOP 2nd Corps, 3rd Division - Hays

Who were Hay’s 3rd Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Col. Samuel S. Carroll (1832-93)

2nd Brigade

  • Col. Thomas A. Smyth (1832-65)

3rd Brigade

  • Col. George L. Willard (1827-1863) – died on July 2

 

Who commanded the 3rd Division, 2nd Corps?

Brig. Gen. Alexander Hays (1819–64)

Meade => Hancock => Hays

AOP 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade - Carroll

Who commanded the 1st Brigade of Hays’ Division?

Col. Samuel S. Carroll (1832-93)

Meade => Hancock => Hays => Carroll

AOP 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade - Smyth

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade of Hays’ Division?

Col. Thomas A. Smyth (1832-65)

Meade => Hancock => Hays => Smyth

AOP 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 3rd Brigade - Willard

Who commanded the 3rd Brigade of Hays’ Division?

Col. George L. Willard (1827-1863) – died on July 2

Meade => Hancock => Hays => Willard

 

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