Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
11th Corps Headquarters
11th. Corps Headquarters
Oliver O. Howard
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 1863
Erected 1913 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1913.
Location. 39° 49.3′ N, 77° 13.733′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. 7th West Virginia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Attack on Cemetery Hill (a few steps from this marker); Ricketts' Battery (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Major General Oliver Otis Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, First Regiment New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Report of Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard. In his report, General Howard mentioned the terrain and the choice of Cemetery Hill for his headquarters:
After an examination of the general features of the country, I came to the conclusion that the only tenable position for my limited force was the ridge to the southeast of Gettysburg, now so well known as Cemetery Ridge. The highest point at the cemetery commanded every eminence within easy range. The slopes toward the west and south were gradual, and could be completely swept by artillery. To the north, the ridge was broken by a ravine running transversely. I at once established my headquarters near the cemetery, and on the highest point north of the Baltimore pike. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,509 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4. submitted on September 7, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.