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

Army of the Potomac

July 5 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac - July 5, 1863 Itinerary Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Army of the Potomac - July 5, 1863 Itinerary Tablet
Inscription. Second Corps marched from Gettysburg to Two Taverns. Fifth Corps to Marsh Creek. Sixth Corps to Fairfield. Eleventh to Rock Creek. Twelfth Corps to Littlsetown. First Brigade Second Cavalry Division to Emmitsburg and the Artillery Reserve to Littlestown. First Cavalry Division reached Frederick. The Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Hunterstown to Greenwood. Third Cavalry Division and Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Monterey via Smithburg to Boonsborough.

Skirmishes near Smithsburg Md. Green Oak, Mercersburg, Fairfield, Greencastle, Cunningham's Cross-Roads and Stevens' Furnace, Penna.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.297′ N, 77° 13.784′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the east entrance to the National Cemetery, 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. A different marker also named Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac
Itinerary Tablets in Near the National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
2. Itinerary Tablets in Near the National Cemetery
(here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Address (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Army of the Potomac (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Markers Return to East Cemetery Hill. Entry from Gettysburg Daily recording the restoration of these tablets. Placed in the early 1900s, these tablets were recently restored and moved to a better location on the hill. Photos and video show the techniques used to place and weatherproof markers. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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