Army of the Potomac

Army of the Potomac (HMAIM)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.795', W 77° 14.118'

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Major General George G. Meade
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 nightfall when the Union forces had been driven from their advanced position and the Confederates repulsed.

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.
Year Placed1908
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308667 N 4409420
Decimal Degrees39.81325000, -77.23530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.795', W 77° 14.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 47.70" N, 77° 14' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17500 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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