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1st Corps Headquarters

Major General John Newton

 
 
1st Corps Headquarters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 1st Corps Headquarters Marker
The headquarters location is marked with an upturned 4.5-inch Ordnance Siege rifle, with a circle or "moon" symbol representing First Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
1st. Corps Headquarters
Major General
John Newton
July 2. 3. 4. 1863

 
Erected 1913 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.467′ N, 77° 13.899′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located near the service building for 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. First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sixth Ohio Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Battalion of Engineers (about 300 feet away); J. Hummelbaugh Farm (about 300 feet away); Artillery Reserve (about 300 feet away); Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Engineer Brigade (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. First Corps Leaders, Headquarters, and Hospitals at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
Close Up of Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Plaque

1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Reports of Maj. Gen. John Newton. General Newton discussed his assumption of command in his report:
July 2.--In obedience to an order from Headquarters Army of the Potomac, dated July 1, I reported in person to the general commanding, at the cemetery gate, early in the morning of this day, and assumed command of the First Corps. I found the First Division (Brigadier-General Wadsworth) occupying the high wooded hill and slopes immediately on the right of General Howard's position on Cemetery Hill, an important position, from which it was not detached during the subsequent operations at Gettysburg. Major-General Doubleday's (Third) division was in reserve behind the Eleventh Corps on Cemetery Hill. Brigadier-General Robinson's (Second) division was likewise posted on the Cemetery Hill, but on the left of the Eleventh Corps, and facing to the left in the position afterward occupied by the Second Corps. The artillery of the corps, except one battery with the First Division, was posted on Cemetery Hill, and was not detached from this position during all the subsequent fighting. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Major General John Newton
1st Corps Headquarters Marker on Pleasonton Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. 1st Corps Headquarters Marker on Pleasonton Avenue
. Biographical sketch posted by NPS ranger and historian John Hoptak. (Submitted on April 28, 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 1,005 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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