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

Army of the Potomac

July 1 1863

 
 
Army of the Potomac - July 1, 1863 Itinerary Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Army of the Potomac - July 1, 1863 Itinerary Tablet
Inscription. Headquarters of the Army at Taneytown. First Corps marched from Marsh Creek to Gettysburg. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via Hanover and McSherrystown to Bonaughtown. Sixth Corps from Manchester en route to Gettysburg. Twelfth Corps from Littlestown via Two Taverns to the field of Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division marched from Manchester to Hanover Junction whence the First and Third Brigades proceeded to Hanover while the Second Brigade returned to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division marhced from Hanover via Abbotsville to Berlin and the Artillery Reserve First Regular and Fourth Volunteer Brigades from Taneytown to near Gettysburg. The Vermont Brigade from the Defenses of Washington joined the First Corps on the field of Gettysburg.

Batle of Gettysburg (First Day)
Skirmish at Carlisle Pennsylvania.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.293′ N, 77° 13.779′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling
Itinerary Tablets in Near the National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain
2. Itinerary Tablets in Near the National Cemetery
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 (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); 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); 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 . . .  Gettysburg - Day 1. National Park Service site detailing the first day of the battle. (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 858 times since then and 66 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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