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2d Corps Headquarters

 
 
2d Corps Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 2d Corps Headquarters Marker
The marker incorporates a 4.5-inch Ordnance Siege Rifle. Over the barrel is a trefoil, the symbol of Second Corps.
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
2d. Corps Headquarters
Major General
Winfield S. Hancock
July 1,2,3,4 1863

 
Erected 1913 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.495′ N, 77° 14.094′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Pleasonton Avenue and Humphreys Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Pleasonton Avenue. Located north of the Pennsylvania State Memorial in Gettysburg National Military 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. Cavalry Corps (a few steps from this marker); Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry
Close Up of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close Up of Plaque
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Hancock's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
3. Hancock's Headquarters Marker
The Copse of Trees, which was the objective of Pickett's Charge on the third day of the battle, can be seen in the background to the immediate left of the cannon barrel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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