Tour the Gettysburg battlefield > NorthCentral SouthE. Cavalry Field

Wright and Howe Avenues today is one of the quieter corners of the Gettysburg battlefield –  just as it was in 1863. The Avenues are named for Major General Albion Howe and Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright, who commanded the two divisions of the 6th Corps. The Avenues follow the positions of two brigades of the Union Sixth Army Corps that were held in reserve during the battle to guard against a flank attack behind the Round Tops. They are not part of the National Park Auto Tour.

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Tour map of Wright and Howe Avenues on the Gettysburg battlefield

6th Corps, 2nd Division

6th Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade
6th Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade

brigade, regimental, and battery monuments
6th Maine Infantry Regiment

3rd Massachusetts Battery
1st New York Artillery, Battery C
49th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
119th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
1st Vermont Brigade
5th Wisconsin infantry Regiment

View down Howe Avenue on the Gettysburg Battlefield

View looking west from the end of Howe Avenue. The monument to the 5th Wisconsin Infantry is on the right, with the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry and 6th Maine Infantry in the distance. Big Round Top is in the background.