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

Union headquarters
1st Corps

1st Corps, 3rd Division
1st Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade
Cavalry Corps, 1st Division
Cavalry Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade
Doubleday marker

Confederate headquarters
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

Union 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