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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Brigadier General James Wadsworth