Union Headquarters monuments


The monument to the Sixth Corps of the Army of the Potomac is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Tour map: Sedgwick Avenue)Monument to the 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

The Sixth Corps was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Major General John Sedgwick, whose equestrian monument is a short distance to the south of these monuments and whose 6th Corps Headquarters Marker is a few steps away.

6th Corps Headquarters Flag
The 6th Corps flag is a blue swallowtail with the corps number in red.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Sixth Corps 
Major General John Sedgwick

First Division Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright
Second Division Brigadier General Albion R Howe
Third Division Major General John Newton
Brigadier General Frank Wheaton
Artillery Brigade Colonel Charles H. Tompkins

The Corps being in reserve its operations were mostly by Brigades independent of each other and of different portions of the field.

July 2. Arrived in the afternoon after a march of over 30 miles. Nevin’s Brigade Wheaton’s Division, Bartlett’s Brigade Wright’s Division went into action about sunset on the left centre between the divisions of 5th Corps and assisted in repulsing the Confederate assault. Russell’s and Torbert’s Brigades Wright’s Division was sent to the extreme left of the line east of Round Top. Shaler’s Brigade Wheaton’s Division was held in reserve near the left centre.

July 3. The brigades of the Corps were put into position where needed at different points on the line from right to left until the close of the battle.

Casualties Killed 2 Officers 25 Men Wounded 14 Officers 171 Men Captured or Missing 30 Men Total 242 Men