Tour the Gettysburg battlefield > NorthCentralSouthE. Cavalry Field

General Meade’s headquarters and the center of communications and administration for the Army of the Potomac were just to the east of Cemetery Ridge along Taneytown Road. This was no quiet rear area. During the artillery bombardment preceding Pickett’s Charge caused numerous casualties and forced the relocation of Meade’s Headquarters.

The Spring 2013 demolition of the old Cyclorama Building and the restoration of Ziegler’s Grove made this an area in transition. Parking will be reduced, trees will be replanted and some monuments returned to their original locations.

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Tour map of Taneytown Road on the Gettysburg battlefield

state monuments
State of Delaware
 • State of Maryland

regimental and battery monuments
1st Co. Massachusetts Sharp Shooters
 • 12th Massachusetts • 3rd New York Independent Battery • 6th New York Independent Battery • Oneida New York Cavalry • 93rd New York • 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry • 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry • 8th United States • 7th West Virginia

battlefield farm
Leister House (Meade’s Headquarters)