July 14, 2015: Brooke's Brigade - Through the Wheatfield and Beyond


Of the few Federal counterattacks at Gettysburg, the most formidable was that of Caldwell's Division in The Wheatfield on July 2.  At the heart of this action was Colonel John Brooke's Brigade of veterans, meeting with so much success that they outran their closest supports and were left to meet the weight of a relentless Confederate offensive in an overly isolated position.  We'll follow in the footsteps of Brooke's Brigade, advance and retreat, and visit one of the more recent discoveries at Gettysburg on the way.