Tour the Gettysburg battlefield > NorthCentral SouthE. Cavalry Field

On the west side of the Wheatfield is the Stony Hill, where Sickles Avenue makes a loop up to the top of the high ground east of the Rose Farm. The National Park Auto Tour follows the Avenue, which is one way west and then northbound.

This was one of the most heavily contested areas on the Gettysburg battlefield. Elements of three Union corps fought to hold this woods on the afternoon of July 2nd. They were ultimately pushed back with heavy losses to both sides, but the fighting here blunted and slowed the Confederate assault, which continued east before it was stopped below Little Round Top.

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Tour map of Sickles Avenue in the Rose Woods on the Gettysburg battlefield

Union headquarters
2nd Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade

2nd Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade
3rd Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade
5th Corps, 1st Division
5th Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade

Union regimental and battery monuments
Irish Brigade (New York)

2nd Massachusetts Sharp Shooters
18th Massachusetts
22nd Massachusetts
28th Massachusetts
32nd Massachusetts (+ marker)
1st Michigan
5th Michigan
52nd New York
57th New York
66th New York
110th Pennsylvania
116th Pennsylvania
118th Pennsylvania
140th Pennsylvania