The monument to the 1st Division of the 6th Corps is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Sedgwick Avenue tour map)
From the monument
Army of the Potomac
Brig. General Horatio G. Wright
July 2. Arrived about 4 P. M. and 6 P. M. the Second Brigade with the Third Division moved into position. First and Third Brigades were massed and held in reserve.
July 3. The First Brigade placed in line on left centre subject to orders of Gen. Newton commanding First Corps on the right. Third Brigade was sent to the extreme left to Gen. Wright in command there. At 5 P. M. Gen. Wright with his troops moved to the support of Fifth Corps then threatened. The Brigades of the Division then remained in same position during the day and succeeding night.
July 4. The Third Brigade moved to the left of Fifth Corps and occupied the slope of Round Top.
Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 17 Men Total 18
Brigadier General Horatio Wright
Brigadier General Horatio Wright commanded the division at the Battle of Gettysburg. Wright (West Point Class of 1841) was a career Engineer officer from Connecticut. Before the war he taught at West Point and worked on harbor and coast defenses in Florida. He took command of the 1st Division of the 6th Corps in May of 1863.
Location of the monument
The monument is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue. It is about .2 of a mile north of the Wheatfield Road intersection.