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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill

3rd Corps Headquarters

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
1. Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Marker
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
3rd Corps Headquarters
Lieut. General
Ambrose P. Hill
Divisions
Major Genl. R.H. Anderson
Major Genl. Henry Heth
Major Genl. William D. Pender
July 1,2,3,4. 1863

These headquarters were located at
a farm-house 540 yards westerly

 
Erected 1920 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.076′ N, 77° 14.89′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park, near the North Carolina and Tennessee State Memorials. 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. Pettigrew's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wyatt's Battery - Poague's Battalion
Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Headquarters Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Headquarters Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wingfield's Battery - Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Line of Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Heth's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. Monument has a Confederate 12 Pounder Napoleon embedded breech down.
 
Also see . . .
1. General Hill's Report. In his official report, Hill records The total loss of the Third Corps in this campaign was 849 killed, 4,289 wounded, and 3,844 missing. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Biography of A.P. Hill. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Headquarters Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Headquarters Monument
The 12-pdr Napoleon is mounted upright at the monument. It was manufactured in Augusta, Georgia in 1864, and has the foundry number 98AF.
Farm Houses to the West of the Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Farm Houses to the West of the Monument
The farm houses beyond the park boundary are modern. Hill's headquarters was on the western side of Seminary Ridge. The Emanuel Pitzer farm house stood in the area to the west, along Pitzer's Run.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,499 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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