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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major General Henry Warner Slocum, U.S.V.

1826 - 1894

 
 
Major General Henry Warner Slocum, Equestrian Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. Major General Henry Warner Slocum, Equestrian Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Major General
Henry Warner Slocum, U.S.V.
1826 - 1894
In command of right wing
of the Army of the Potomac
at the
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

(Back):
Major General Henry Warner Slocum, U.S. Vols.
Cadet U.S. Military Academy July 1, 1848. 2nd Lieut. First Artillery July 1, 1852. 1st Lieut. March 3, 1855. Resigned October 31, 1856.

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.

Relinquished command of the 12th Corps April 18, 1864 and on April 27, 1864 assumed command of the Military District of Vicksburg, which he held until August 14, 1864.

Assumed command of the
Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Front Plaque
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.
 
Location. 39° 49.146′ N, 77° 13.476′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Slocum Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the Stevens Knoll section of the Gettysburg National Battlefield 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 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
Back Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Back Plaque
( 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 Gettysburg.
 
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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Equestrian Statue of Maj. Gen. Henry Slocum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
4. Equestrian Statue of Maj. Gen. Henry Slocum
Closeup of Slocum Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
5. Closeup of Slocum Statue
General Slocum image. Click for full size.
6. General Slocum
General Slocum was a 1852 graduate of West Point. As the battle of Gettysburg began, General Meade gave Slocum operational control of a "wing" of the Army, comprised of the XII and V Corps. However his vacillations on July 1 have been criticized by many historians. After Gettysburg, Slocum served in the Western theater, under General Sherman.
(Civil War photographs, 1861-1865 / compiled by Hirst D. Milhollen and Donald H. Mugridge, Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1977. No. 0984, Call Number: LC-B813- 1876 A[P&P])
Major General Henry Warner Slocum, U.S.V. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2003
7. Major General Henry Warner Slocum, U.S.V. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 977 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on July 1, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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