Pleasonton Avenue was named after Major General Alfred Pleasonton, who commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The Avenue is south of Gettysburg and connects Taneytown Road with (one-way northbound) Hancock Avenue. It is not on the National Park Auto Tour, which continues north on Hancock Avenue.
The area around the Pennsylvania Memorial is often busy. In addition to the grand view from the top of the Pennsylvania monument, the attractions include public restrooms on Humphreys Avenue.
Pleasonton Avenue has several monuments to units that played an important role in the Gettysburg campaign but were not at the battle, including the Engineers and the cavalry of Huey’s Brigade.
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State of Pennsylvania
Union regimental and battery monuments
1st Minnesota Infantry
2nd New York Cavalry
4th New York Cavalry
15th & 50th New York Engineers
124th New York
1st Ohio Cavalry
6th Ohio Cavalry
8th Pennsylvania Cavalry
United States Engineer Battalion
2nd U.S. Artillery, Batteries B&L
1st West Virginia Cavalry