Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of the Potomac
The Army consisted of Eight Army Corps
First Corps - Major General John F. Reynolds, Major General Abner Doubleday, Major General John Newton
Second Corps - Major General Winfield S. Hancock, Brigadier General John Gibbon
Third Corps - Major General Daniel E. Sickles, Major General David B. Birney
Fifth Corps - Major General George Sykes
Sixth Corps - Major General John Sedgwick
Eleventh Corps - Major General Oliver O. Howard
Twelfth Corps - Major General Henry W. Slocum, Brigadier General Alpheus S. Williams
Cavalry Corps - Major General Alfred Pleasanton
Artillery Reserve - Brigadier General Robert O. Tyler
July 1. The First and Eleventh Corps arrived and were engaged north and west of Gettysburg and fell back to Cemetery Hill in rear of the town. The Twelfth Corps and a large part of the Third Corps arrived at the close of the day.
July 2. The remainder of the Third Corps and the Fifth and Second Corps arrived in the morning the Sixth Corps in the afternoon. The Third Corps having advanced was attacked by Longstreet's Confederate Corps and Anderson's Division of Hill's Corps. The Fifth Corps and the First Division of the Second Corps going to the support of the Third Corps an engagement ensued until
July 3. The Twelfth Corps having by order vacated a large part of its line on Culp's Hill on the night of the 2d and Johnson's Division of Ewell's Corps having occupied the works. The Twelfth Corps in the morning attacked and regained the lines it had previously vacated. Hill's Corps and Pickett's Division of Longstreet's Corps in the afternoon attacked the line of the Second Corps and were repulsed with great loss. Stuart's Confederate Cavalry in the afternoon attacked the Second Cavalry Division and the Second Brigade Third Cavalry Division and was repulsed.
Erected 1908 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 48.795′ N, 77° 14.118′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located near the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military 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. Cyclorama Focal Point (a few steps from this marker); Pettigrew and Trimble's Attack (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - West and North (a few steps from this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Alexander Webb (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Maj. Gen. George G. Meade. In closing his summary of the Gettysburg Campaign, Meade wrote in his official report:
It is impossible in a report of this nature to enumerate all the instances or gallantry and good conduct which distinguished such a hard-fought field as Gettysburg. The reports of corps commands and their subordinates, herewith submitted, will furnish all information upon this subject. I will only add my tribute to the heroic bravery of the whole army, officers and men, which, under the blessing of Divine Providence, enabled a crowning victory to be obtained, which I feel confident the country will never cease to bear in grateful remembrance. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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