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 Company 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)