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

12th Corps Headquarters

Army of the Potomac

 
 
12th. Corps Headquarters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. 12th. Corps Headquarters Marker
The marker incorporates a 4.5-inch Model 1861 Siege Rifle with a star over the trunnions. The star is the symbol of Twelfth Corps.
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
12th. Corps Headquarters
Major General
Henry W. Slocum
July 1, 2, 3, 4. 1863

Were located on Powers Hill
280 yards westerly

 
Erected 1913 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 48.48′ N, 77° 13.071′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near Powers Hill 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. 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); McAllister's Mill (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 800 feet away); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery (about 800 feet away); Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 77th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Reports of Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum
Close Up of Plaques Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Close Up of Plaques
. Reflecting on the actions of his Corps in the battle, Slocum said:
My own corps during this conflict was moved from one point of the line to another, and all of those thus moved had the satisfaction of knowing that, where the battle was waged by the enemy with the greatest fury, there our troops were concentrated, ready and eager to meet them. (Submitted on April 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Looking West Past the Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Looking West Past the Marker
Looking past the marker up the slope of Powers Hill.
Powers Hill Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
4. Powers Hill
Looking from a point just south of the marker, at the open southern face of Powers Hill. From his headquarters here, General Slocum coordinated the action on Culp's Hill and the right end of the Union line.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,222 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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