Tour the Gettysburg battlefield > NorthCentralSouthE. Cavalry Field

Reynolds Avenue is named after Major General John Reynolds, commander of the Union 1st Corps. Reynolds moved his corps to the support of Buford’s cavalry as it held off Confederates advancing on the vital road junction of Gettysburg, and for a brief time commanded all Union forces on the field before falling to an enemy sharpshooter.

The avenue is west of Gettysburg. North of US 30 it crosses over the Railroad Cut and passes a dozen monuments commemorating the fighting on the first day of the battle. This part of Reynolds Avenue is two way traffic, has limited parking and can be congested. The intersection with busy US 30 can be dangerous.

Reynolds Avenue is part of the National Park Auto Tour in both directions. Heading north, it turns west onto Buford Avenue. Returning southbound from Doubleday and Wadsworth Avenues it turns left (east) onto U.S.30 at the traffic light.

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Union headquarters
1st Corps, 1st Division

1st Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade

Confederate  headquarters
Davis’ Brigade, Heth’s Division

monument to an individual
Brigadier General James Wadsworth

Union regimental monuments
3rd Indiana Cavalry

12th Illinois Cavalry
14th New York State Militia (84th New York)
76th New York 
95th New York
147th New York
56th Pennsylvania
6th Wisconsin