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Doubleday Avenue is a continuation of North Confederate Avenue, running south from Mummasburg Road before turning west and becoming Wadsworth Avenue, which connects with Buford Avenue and Reynolds Avenue. Robinson Avenue branches off Doubleday Avenue and drops down the steep hill back to Mummasburg Road, leading to Howard Avenue. Doubleday Avenue is named after Major General Abner Doubleday, who commanded a division of the 1st Corps. After General Reynolds was killed by a sharpshooter in the early moments of the battle, Doubleday took over the 1st Corps, although he was returned to division command when an outsider, General Newtown, was brought in to command the corps on July 2. The Avenue is on the National Park Auto Tour.

There is a small parking area is next to the observation tower. The tower provides great views of the July 1st battlefield.

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Tour map of Doubleday Avenue on the Gettysburg battlefield

Union headquarters
1st Corps, 2nd Division
 • 1st Corps, 2nd Division,1st Brigade • 1st Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade

monument to an individual
Brigadier General John Robinson

regimental monuments
16th Maine • 
12th Massachusetts • 13th Massachusetts • 83rd New York • 94th New York • 97th New York • 104th New York • 11th Pennsylvania • 88th Pennsylvania • 90th Pennsylvania • 107th Pennsylvania

Views from the observation tower