Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of the Potomac
Major General Oliver O. Howard
First Division Brigadier General Francis C. Barlow
Brigadier General Adelbert Ames
Second Division Brigadier General Adolph Von Steinwehr
Third Division Major General Carl Schurz
Artillery Brigade Major Thomas W. Osborn
July 1 Schurz's Division in advance arrived at 10.30 a.m. was formed in line northwest of the town. Barlow's Division formed on Schurz's right. Steinwehr's Division was placed on Cemetery Hill. The line in front was attacked by Brigades of Rodes's and Early's Divisions. About 4 p.m. the Corps was forced back and retired through the town to Cemetery Hill and formed on each side of the Baltimore Pike.
July 2 The Corps remained in the same position until about 4 p.m. when the Confederate artillery opened fire from Benner's Hill and Cemetery Ridge but was silenced by the Artillery under Colonel Wainwright and Major Osborn. At 8 p.m. Hays's Louisiana and Hoke's North Carolina Brigades attacked the positions on East Cemetery Hill but were repulsed.
July 3 At 1 p.m. all the Confederate Artillery within direct range opened fire on this position which was followed by an unsuccessful charge on the 2nd Corps position.
Casualties: killed 33 officers, 336 men, wounded 120 officers, 1802
Erected 1908 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.575′ N, 77° 13.91′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Howard Avenue 0.1 miles west of Carlisle Road (Pennsylvania Highway 34), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doles's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 157th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 119th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 13th New York Independent Light Battery (about 300 feet away); 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); Artillery Brigade (about 500 feet away); 75th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Major General O.O. Howard's Report. Due to the death of General Reynolds in the morning phases of the battle, General Howard had command of the field for (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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