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Cumberland Township 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.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Second Division Tablet
The Greek cross of VI Corps is above the plaque.
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps
Second Division
Headquarters

Brig. General Albion P. Howe
Commanding
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1540.
 
Location. 39° 47.041′ N, 77° 13.796′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is at the
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intersection of Taneytown Road (State Road 194) and Howe Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Taneytown Road. Located 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. 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). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
General Howe's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. General Howe's Headquarters
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 was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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