Tour the Gettysburg battlefield > NorthCentralSouthE. Cavalry Field

South Reynolds Avenue is west of Gettysburg, running from Hagerstown Road to Chambersburg Pike. Here on July 1st Major General John Reynolds’ veteran Union infantry relieved Buford’s outnumbered cavalry and attacked Heth’s advancing Confederate division. The brutal fight would buy time for the rest of the Union army to arrive, but Reynolds would fall at the edge of the woods that now bears his name.

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Tour map for Reynolds Avenue South on the Gettysburg battlefield

1st Corps
 • 1st Corps, 3rd Division • 1st Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade • Cavalry Corps, 1st Division • Cavalry Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade • Doubleday marker • Imboden’s Brigade, Stuart’s Cavalry Division  • Jones’ Brigade, Stuart’s Cavalry Division • Robertson’s Brigade, stuarts Cavalry Division

monuments to individuals
Abner Doubleday
 • Reynolds Fell Here

regimental and battery monuments
8th Illinois Cavalry
 • 1st New York Artillery, Battery L • 8th New York Cavalry • 80th New York • 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery B • 121st Pennsylvania • 142nd Pennsylvania • 143rd Pennsylvania • 151st Pennsylvania • 2nd United States Artillery, Battery A

battlefield terrain
Reynolds (or Herbst) Woods