August 11, 2020 ‘Knowing the importance of holding that point’ - Devin’s Brigade at Gettysburg“
LBG Britt Isenberg
What impact did the action of Colonel Thomas Devin’s Second Cavalry Brigade have on the overall situation at Gettysburg on the morning of July 1? Most of the focus on General John Buford’s cavalry covers the Chambersburg Pike corridor with good reason. However, there can be no doubt that the less-noted actions north of Gettysburg significantly impacted the day’s, and battle’s, outcome as well. This program will follow the flow of intelligence before the first guns discharged on July 1 to the active skirmish line north of Gettysburg with Colonel Devin’s brigade of New Yorkers, West Virginians and Pennsylvanians.