Other Monuments at Gettysburg


The Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets are on the southeast side of Gettysburg on East Cemetery Hill. (Tour map: East Cemetery Hill)

The Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg

In the early 1900s the War Department placed nine makers detailing the activities of the Army of the Potomac from June 29 until July 7, 1863 across from Evergreen Cemetery facing Baltimore Pike. After years of absence, they were reinstalled in 2008 a few yards down the street and, in a concession to modern traffic, facing away from busy Baltimore Pike.

June 29 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
June 29 1863

Headquarters of the Army moved from Frederick to Middleburg. First and Eleventh Corps marched from Frederick to Emmitsburg. Second Corps from Monocacy Junction via Liberty and Johnsville to Uniontown. Third Corps from near Woodsborough to Taneytown. Fifth Corps from Ballinger’s Creek via Frederick and Mount Pleasant to Liberty. Sixth Corps from Hyattstown via New Market and Ridgeville to New Windsor. Twelfth Corps from Frederick to Taneytown and Bruceville. 

First and Second Brigade First Cavalry Division from Middletown via Boonsborough, Cavetown and Monterey Springs to near Fairfield. Reserve Cavalry Brigade of the First Division from Middletown to Mechanicstown. Second Cavalry Division from New Market and Ridgeville to New Windsor. Third Cavalry Division from Frederick to Littlestown and the Artillery Reserve from Frederick to Bruceville.

Skirmishes at Muddy Branch, Westminster Md, McConnellsburg and near Oyster Point Pa.

June 30 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
June 30 1863

Headquarters of the Army moved from Middleburg to Taneytown.
First Corps marched from Emmitsburg to Marsh Creek.
Third Corps from Taneytown to Bridgeport.
Fifth Corps from Liberty via Johnsville, Union Bridge and Union to Union Milles. Sixth Corps from New Windsor to Manchester.
Twelfth Corps from Taneytown and Bruceville to Littlestown.

First and Second Brigades First Cavalry Division from near Fairfield via Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division from New Windsor to Westminster and thence to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division from Littlestown to Hanover and the Artillery Reserve from Bruceville to Taneytown.
Fight at Hanover Pennsylvania.

Skirmishes at Westminster Md., Fairfield and Sporting Hill near Harrisburg Pennsylvania. 

July 1 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
July 1 1863

Headquarters of the Army at Taneytown. First Corps marched from Marsh Creek to Gettysburg. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via Hanover and McSherrystown to Bonaughtown. Sixth Corps from Manchester en route to Gettysburg. Twelfth Corps from Littlestown via Two Taverns to the field of Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division marched from Manchester to Hanover Junction whence the First and Third Brigades proceeded to Hanover while the Second Brigade returned to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division marhced from Hanover via Abbotsville to Berlin and the Artillery Reserve First Regular and Fourth Volunteer Brigades from Taneytown to near Gettysburg. The Vermont Brigade from the Defenses of Washington joined the First Corps on the field of Gettysburg.

Batle of Gettysburg (First Day)
Skirmish at Carlisle Pennsylvania.

July 2 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
July 2 1863

Headquarters of the Army moved to Gettysburg. Second, Fifth and Sixth Corps, Lockwood’s Brigade from the Middle Department, First and Third Brigades Second Cavalry Division, Third Cavalry Division and the Artillery Reserve reached the field. First and Second Brigades First Cavalry Division marched from Gettysburg to Taneytown and Merritt’s Reserve Brigade of First Division from Mechanicsburg to Emmitsburg.

Battle of Gettysburg (Second Day)

Skirmishes at Hunterstown and near Chambersburg Penna.

July 3 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
July 3 1863 

First and Second Brigades First Cavalry Division marched from Taneytown to Westminster. The Reserve Brigade First Cavalry Division from Emmitsburg to the field of Gettysburg and the Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Manchester to Westminster.

Battle of Gettysburg (Third Day)
Fight at Fairfield Pennsylvania.

July 4 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
July 4 1863

First and Second Brigades First Cavalry Division marched from Westminster. The Reserve Brigade First Cavalry Division from Gettysburg en route to Frederick. Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Westminster via Emmitsburg to Monterey. The Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Gettysburg to Hunterstown and the Third Cavalry Division from Gettysburg via Emmitsburg to Monterey.

Fight at Monterey Gap Pennsylvania.
Skirmishes at Fairfield Gap Pennsylvania and near Emmitsburg Md.

July 5 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
July 5 1863 

Second Corps marched from Gettysburg to Two Taverns. Fifth Corps to Marsh Creek. Sixth Corps to Fairfield. Eleventh to Rock Creek. Twelfth Corps to Littlsetown. First Brigade Second Cavalry Division to Emmitsburg and the Artillery Reserve to Littlestown. First Cavalry Division reached Frederick. The Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Hunterstown to Greenwood. Third Cavalry Division and Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Monterey via Smithburg to Boonsborough.

Skirmishes near Smithsburg Md. Green Oak, Mercersburg, Fairfield, Greencastle, Cunningham’s Cross-Roads and Stevens’ Furnace, Penna.

July 6 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
July 6 1863

First Corps marched from Gettysburg to Emmitsburg. Fifth Corps from Marsh Creek to Moritz’s Cross-Roads. Sixth Corps from Fairfield to Emmitsburg except the Third Brigade Second Division which in conjunction with the First Brigade Second Cavalry Division was left at Fairfield to pursue the Confederates. Eleventh Corps from Rock Creek to Emmitsburg. First Cavalry Division from Frederick to Williamsport and thence to Jones’s Cross-Roads. Third Cavalry Division and Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Boonsborough via Hagerstown and Williamsport to Jones’s Cross-Roads the First Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Emmitsburg to Fairfield and the Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Greenwood to Marion. Fight at Hagerstown and Williamsport Md.

July 7 tablet of the Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets at Gettysburg

Army of the Potomac
July 7 1863

Headquarters of the Army moved from Gettysburg to Frederick. First Corps marched from Emmitsburg to Hamburg. Second Corps from Two Taverns to Taneytown. Third Corps from Gettysburg via Emmitsburg to Mechanicstown. Fifth Corps from Moritz’s Cross-Roads via Emmitsburg to Utica. Sixth Corps from Emmitsburg to Mountain Pass. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Middletown. Twelfth Corps from Littlestown to Walkersville and the Artillery Reserve from Littlestown to Woodsborough. First and Third Cavalry Divisions and Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Jones’s Cross-Roads to Boonsborough. The Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division marching en route from Chambersburg to Middletown. The First Brigade Second Cavalry Division and the Third Brigade Second Division Sixth Corps marched from Fairfield to Waynesborough.