The monument to the 1st Division, 11th Corps is north of Gettysburg on Howard Avenue at Barlow Knoll. (Howard Avenue East tour map)
From the monument
Army of the Potomac
Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow
Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames
July 1. Arrived about 10.00 A. M. and went into position on a hill about a mile north from the town the left extending southwesterly connecting the Third Division. Attacked by Dole’s and Gordon’s Georgia Brigades under enfilading fire from Jones’s Artillery Battalion. Hoke’s and Hays’s Brigades of Early’s Division moved across Rock Creek upon the right and rear and compelled a retreat through the town to Cemetery Hill and the Division took position on East Cemetery Hill and at its base, the First Corps on the right, Third Division on the left.
July 2. About 8 P. M. was attacked by Hoke’s and Hays’s Brigades which swept up among the batteries at the top. The attack was repulsed about 9.00 P. M. with the aid of First Brigade Third Division Second Corps.
July 3. At 1 P. M. heavy cannonade opened and continued with considerable effect for an hour and a half followed by a charge on the Second Corps on the left which was repulsed with great loss.
Casualties Killed 9 Officers 113 Men Wounded 46 Officers 631 Men Captured or Missing 15 Officers 492 Men Total 1306
Brigadier General Francis Barlow commanded the 1st Division at Gettysburg. Barlow’s monument is a short distance away from the 1st Division monument. Barlow was badly wounded on July 2 and Brigadier General Adelbert Ames took over the division.
Location of the monument
The monument is north of Gettysburg on Barlow Knoll, on the southeast of the inside of the loop of Howard Avenue around the knoll. (39°50’41.6″N 77°13’36.2″W)