Union Headquarters monuments > 11th Corps 


11th Corps Headquarters Flag 11C-1D
Attached to the 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac. The 1st Division flag is the corps symbol, a crescent moon, in red on a white background.

 

The monument to the 1st Division, 11th Corps is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue at Barlow Knoll. (Tour map: Howard Avenue East)

The 1st Division was commanded by Brigadier General Francis Barlow, whose monument is a short distance away.  Barlow was badly wounded on July 2 and Brigadier General Adelbert Ames took over the division.

Monument to the 1st Division, 11th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Eleventh Corps
First Division
Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow
Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames

First Brigade Col. Leopold Von Gilsa
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames
Col. Andrew L. Harris

July 1. Arrived about 10.00 A. M. and went into position on a hill about a mile north from the town the left extending southwesterly connecting the Third Division. Attacked by Dole’s and Gordon’s Georgia Brigades under enfilading fire from Jones’s Artillery Battalion. Hoke’s and Hays’s Brigades of Early’s Division moved across Rock Creek upon the right and rear and compelled a retreat through the town to Cemetery Hill and the Division took position on East Cemetery Hill and at its base, the First Corps on the right, Third Division on the left.

July 2. About 8 P. M. was attacked by Hoke’s and Hays’s Brigades which swept up among the batteries at the top. The attack was repulsed about 9.00 P. M. with the aid of First Brigade Third Division Second Corps.

July 3. At 1 P. M. heavy cannonade opened and continued with considerable effect for an hour and a half followed by a charge on the Second Corps on the left which was repulsed with great loss.

Casualties Killed 9 Officers 113 Men Wounded 46 Officers 631 Men Captured or Missing 15 Officers 492 Men Total 1306