The Armies at Gettysburg > The Army of the Potomac


Organization of the 6th Corps of the Federal Army of the Potomac during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. The 6th Corps had 37 infantry regiments and 8 artillery batteries at the Battle of Gettysburg, organized into 3 divisions of two or three brigades each and an artillery brigade.

6th Corps (monument)
Major General John Sedgwick (monument)strength: 13,600 men, 48 guns
casualties: 27 killed, 185 wounded, 30 missing, 242 total

Headquarters escort
1st New Jersey Cavalry, Company L
Captain William S. Craft

1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company H


1st Division (monument)
Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright
strength: 4,210 men
casualties: 1 killed, 17 wounded, 18 total

2nd Division (monument)
Brigadier General Albion Howe
strength: 3,610 men
casualties: 2 killed, 12 wounded, 2 missing, 16 total

3rd Division (monument)
Major General John Newton (to 1st Corps, July 2)
Major General Frank Wheaton
strength: 4,740 men
casualties: 20 killed, 148 wounded, 28 missing, 196 total

Artillery Brigade (monument)
Colonel Charles H. Tompkins
strength: 937 men, 48 guns
casualties: 4 killed, 8 wounded, 12 total

1st Massachusetts Battery (monument)
Captain William H. McCartney
6 Napoleons

1st New York Independent Battery (monument)
Captain Andrew Cowan
6 3″ Ordnance Rifles

3rd New York Independent Battery (monument)
Captain William A. Harn
6 10-pounder Parrott Rifles

Rhode Island Battery C (not engaged – no monument)
Captain Richard Waterman
6 3″ Ordnance Rifles

Rhode Island Battery G (not engaged – no monument)
Captain George W. Adams
6 10-pounder Parrott Rifles

2nd United States Artillery, Battery D (monument)
1st Lieutenant Edward B. Williston
6 10-pounder Parrott Rifles

2nd United States Artillery, Battery G (monument)
1st Lieutenant John H. Butler
6 Napoleons

5th United States Artillery, Battery F (monument)
1st Lieutenant Leonard Martin
6 10-pounder Parrott Rifles