Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major-General Winﬁeld Scott Hancock
United States Army
Died - February-9-1886
Winfield Scott Hancock
United States Army
Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1840. Brevet Second Lieut. 6th U.S. Infantry July 1, 1844. Second Lieut. June 18, 1846. Regimental Quartermaster June 30, 1848 to October 1, 1849. Regimental Adjutant October 1, 1849 to November 7, 1855. First Lieut. January 27, 1853 to June 5, 1860; Vacated commission June 5, 1860. Captain and Asst. Quartermaster U.S. Army November November 7, 1855. Major and Quartermaster November 30, 1863. Vacated commission August 12, 1864. Brig. General U.S. Army August 12, 1864, "For gallant and distinguished services in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, and in all the operations of the Army in Virginia Under Lieut. General Grant." Major General July 26, 1866. Brig. General U.S. Volunteers September 23, 1861. Major General November 29, 1862.
The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled and resolved (joint resolution approved April 21, 1866), "That an addition to the thanks heretofore voted by joint resolution, approved Jan. 28, 1864, to *** and the officers and soldiers of the Army of the Potomac for the skill and heroic valor which at Gettysburg repulsed, defeated and drove back, broken and dispirited the veteran army of the rebellion, the gratitude of the American people, and the thanks of their representatives in Congress are likewise due and are hereby tendered to Major-General Winfield S. Hancock for his gallant, meritorious and conspicuous share in that great and decisive victory."
Location. 39° 49.277′ 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. Touch for map. Located on East Cemetery Hill 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. 14th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Attack Towards This Position (a few steps from this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, Fourth U.S. Artillery Ricketts' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. General Hancock at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. SIRIS entry for Monument. (Submitted on March 12, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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