Cemetery Hill was the keystone of the Union position at Gettysburg. The battered Union 1st and 11th Corps fell back and were rallied here by Generals Hancock and Howard at the end of the first day. There was hand to hand fighting with General Jubal Early’s Confederates as dusk fell on July 2. And artillery on its crest provided support for Union troops fighting on Culp’s Hill and defending against Pickett’s Charge.
Parking is limited on the busy Baltimore Pike, so many people make their visit to East Cemetery Hill part of a walking tour of the cemeteries or the shops on the south side of town.
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Army of the Potomac Itinerary • 1st Corps Artillery • 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade • 11th Corps, 2nd Division • Artillery Reserve, 2nd Volunteer Brigade • Howard 11th Corps Headquarters
regimental and battery monuments
14th Indiana • New York Independent Battery L • 5th New York Battery • 134th New York • 4th Ohio Infantry • 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery B • 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Batteries F&G • 27th Pennsylvania • 73rd Pennsylvania • 106th Pennsylvania • 4th United States Artillery, Battery B • 7th West Virginia