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

Andrew Atkinson Humphreys

 
 
Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Memorial
Inscription. Cadet U.S. Military Academy July 1 1827, Brevet Second Lieutenant 2d U.S. Artillery July 1 1831, Second Lieutenant July 1 1831, First Lieutenant August 16 1836, Resigned September 30 1836, First Lieutenant Topographical Engineers U.S. Army July 7 1838, Captain May 31 1848, Major August 6 1861, Lieut. Colonel of Engineers March 3 1863, Brig. General and Chief of Engineers U.S. Army August 8 1866, Retired June 30 1879.

Colonel and Additional Aide-de-Camp U.S. Volunteers March 5 1862, Brig. General April 28 1862, Major General July 8 1863, Honorably mustered out of volunteer service Sept. 1 1866, Brevetted Colonel U.S. Army December 13 1862 "for gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Fredericksburg Va." Brig. General March 13 1865 "for gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Gettysburg Pa." Major General March 13 1865 "for gallant and meritorious service at the Battle of Sailors Creek Va."

Born November 2 1810 at Philadelphia Pa.
Died December 27 1883 at Washington D.C.
 
Erected 1914 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.49′ N, 77° 14.633′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15)
Front Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front Plaque
and Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Emmitsburg Road. Click for map. Located across the street from the Rogers House site, north of the Klingle House, 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. 11th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wisconsin Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Perry's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries F & K, Third U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 26th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 400 feet away); Second Division (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. Klingle and Codori Farms at Gettysburg - virtual tour by markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. General Humphreys. Short biography of General Humphreys, excerpt from "The Generals of Gettysburg: The Leaders of America's Greatest Battle"
State Coat of Arms on Back Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. State Coat of Arms on Back
by Larry Tagg. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Humphreys Monument. SIRIS entry for the memorial. (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Memorial
General Andrew Humphreys image, Click for more information
5. General Andrew Humphreys
Humphreys was remembered as one of the important leaders in the Army of the Potomac. After Gettysburg, Humphreys agreed to serve as General Meade's Chief of Staff for the Headquarters, Army of the Potomac. He later commanded the Second Corps of the Army during the closing months of the war. Humphreys was noted for his "distinguished and brilliant profanity."

(Image Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection. CALL NUMBER: LC-BH83- 1708)
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Brig. General Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2001
6. Brig. General Andrew Atkinson Humphreys
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,024 times since then and 102 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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