“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Second Division

Sixth Corps


—Army of the Potomac —

Second Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Second Division Tablet
The Greek cross of VI Corps is above the plaque.
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps
Second Division

Brig. General Albion P. Howe
2nd Brigade Col. Lewis A. Grant
3rd Brigade Brig. General Thomas H. Neill

—— July 2 ——
The division left Manchester MD at 1 a.m. and reached Gettysburg at 5 p.m. marching 33 miles
2nd Brigade was moved to the left center and finally to the extreme left
3rd Brigade was placed in position on Power's Hill
—— July 3 ——
2nd Brigade remained on the extreme left of the line
3rd Brigade moved to the extreme right to connect with the Union cavalry
The brigades remained in these positions until the close of the battle
Erected 1905 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 47.041′ N, 77° 13.796′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Taneytown Road (State Road 194) and Howe Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Taneytown Road. Click for map. Located 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
General Howe's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. General Howe's Headquarters
this marker. 119th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, First New York Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6th Maine Infantry (about 500 feet away); Third Brigade (about 600 feet away); Battery C, Massachusetts Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); 49th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 700 feet away); First Vermont Brigade (about 800 feet away); 5th Wisconsin Volunteers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .  Howe's Official Report. As the division did little actual fighting, Howe's report was rather brief. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
General Albion Howe image. Click for full size.
3. General Albion Howe
Howe was an 1841 graduate of West Point. Friction between Howe and his commander precipitated his removal from division command late in 1863. He later served on the commission which tried the Lincoln conspirators. [Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection. CALL NUMBER: LC-BH831- 941[P&P]]
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 73 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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