Union Headquarters monuments


The headquarters marker for Brigadier General Henry Hunt, Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac is south of Gettysburg on Taneytown Road just south of the Leister House. As Pickett’s Charge hit home Hunt was just on the other side of this ridge among his guns, firing his revolver into the oncoming Confederate ranks as his horse was shot from underneath him.

Headquarters monument for Federal Chief of Artillery Brigadier General Henry Hunt at Gettysburg

The headquarters monument to Union Chief of Artillery Henry Hunt is just behind Cemetery Ridge. The moment on the skyline in the distance is that of Major General George Meade.

From the monument:

Headquarters
of
Brig-General
Henry J. Hunt
Chief of Artillery
Army of the Potomac
July 2,3,4,5,
1863

Brigadier General Henry Hunt (USMA ’39) was a career Army officer from Detroit, Michigan. He was co-author of The Instructions for Field Artillery, published in 1861, the North’s guide to artillery operations throughout the war. Hunt’s expertise gave the Army of the Potomac a major edge in the artillery arm and played a decisive role in several battles.

Headquarters monument for Federal Chief of Artillery Brigadier General Henry Hunt at Gettysburg

Union Brigadier General Henry Hunt

Union Brigadier General Henry Hunt

 

Recommended reading:

The Man Behind The Guns:
A Military Biography Of General Henry J. Hunt,
Commander Of Artillery,
Army Of The Potomac

by Edward Longacre