Union Headquarters monuments > 6th Corps

The monument to the First Division of the Sixth Corps is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Tour map: Sedgwick Avenue)

Monument to the 1st Division of the 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

Looking east from Sedgwick Avenue at the monument to the 1st Division, 6th Corps. In the distance is the monument to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Corps.

6th Corps Headquarters Flag 6C-1D
The First Division flag is the corps symbol, a Greek cross, in red on a white background.

The division was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Horatio Wright (USMA ’41), a career Engineer officer from Connecticut.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps
First Division
Brig. General Horatio G. Wright

First Brigade Brig. Gen. Alfred T A. Torbert
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett
Third Brigade Brig. Gen. David A. Russell

July 2. Arrived about 4 P. M. and 6 P. M. the Second Brigade with the Third Division moved into position. First and Third Brigades were massed and held in reserve.

July 3. The First Brigade placed in line on left centre subject to orders of Gen. Newton commanding First Corps on the right. Third Brigade was sent to the extreme left to Gen. Wright in command there. At 5 P. M. Gen. Wright with his troops moved to the support of Fifth Corps then threatened. The Brigades of the Division then remained in same position during the day and succeeding night.

July 4. The Third Brigade moved to the left of Fifth Corps and occupied the slope of Round Top.

Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 17 Men Total 18

Union Brigadier General Horatio Wright

Union Brigadier General Horatio Wright