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Howard Avenue is named after Major General Oliver O. Howard, commander of the Union 11th Corps and, for much of the day on July 1 after the death of General Reynolds, senior Union officer on the field at Gettysburg. The Avenue is just north of Gettysburg, roughly following the line of two divisions of the Union 11th Corps on July 1st, 1863, and the scene of desperate fighting as they were overwhelmed and driven back through town by the Confederate 2nd Corps. Several of the units honored here have a second monument south of town on Cemetery Hill where they reformed and continued the fight on July 2nd and 3rd.

Howard Avenue is part of the National Park Auto Tour.

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Tour map of Howard Avenue East at Gettysburg

11th Corps, 1st Division
 • 11th Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade • 11th Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade • Gordon’s Brigade, Early’s Division, 2nd Corps

monument to an individual
Francis Barlow

regimental and battery monuments
17th Connecticut
 • 54th New York • 58th New York • 119th New York • 157th New York • 25th & 75th Ohio • 82nd Ohio • 107th Ohio • 75th Pennsylvania • 153rd Pennsylvania • 26th Wisconsin • 4th United States Artillery Battery G