Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General Henry Warner Slocum, U.S.V.
1826 - 1894
Henry Warner Slocum, U.S.V.
1826 - 1894
In command of right wing
of the Army of the Potomac
Battle of Gettysburg
July 1,2,3, 1863
"Stay and fight it out"
Gen. Slocum at Council of War, July 2, 1863
erected by State of New York, 1902
Col. 27th N.Y. Infantry May 21, 1861. Severely wounded Bull Run July 21, 1861. Brig. Gen'l. of Volunteers August 9, 1861. Assigned to command of 2nd Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac September 4, 1861 and to command of the 1st Division, 8tj Corps May 18, 1862.
Maj. Gen'l. U.S. Vols. July 4, 1862. Assumed command of 12th Corps October 20, 1862. Temporarily commanded the right wing of the Army of the Potomac, consisting of the 5th, 11th, and 12th Corps April 28-30, 1863. In command of the right wing of the Union Army composed of the 5th and 12th Corps at Gettysburg July 1, 2, 3, 1863.
Assumed command of the 20th Corps August 27, 1864 and the left wing of Sherman's Army known as the Army of Georgia, November 11, 1864. Assigned in orders dated June 27, 1865 to command of the Department of the Mississippi, Headquarters at Vicksburg which he held until relieved September 18, 1865 and on September 28, 1865 Gen'l. Slocum resigned from the Army and was honorably discharged.
Erected 1902 by State of New York.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1863.
Location. 39° 49.146′ N, 77° 13.476′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Located on the Stevens Knoll section of the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stevens' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); East Cemetery Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (about 400 feet away); 18th Miss. Inf. (about 500 feet away); The Thirty Third Massachusetts Infantry (about 500 feet away); 2nd Wisconsin Regiment (about 700 feet away); 6th Wisconsin Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . Reports of Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum. From the Official Records. Slocum's reports include an exchange between himself and General Meade, commanding the Army of the Potomac, with regard to the particulars of the reports. These provide a glimpse of the politics of high command in the Army at this time of the war. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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