The monument to the 3rd Division of the 1st Army Corps is west of Gettysburg on Reynolds Avenue. (South Reynolds Avenue tour map)
|Attached to the 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac|
See Brigadier General Thomas Rowley’s Official Report on the 3rd Division, 1st Corps at Gettysburg
From the monument
Army of the Potomac
Brig. Gen. Thos. A. Rowley
Major Gen. Abner Doubleday
July 1. Arrived about 11 A. M. The First Brigade took position in field on the left of Reynolds Woods. Second Brigade on Chambersburg Pike relieving Second Brigade First Division. These brigades were actively engaged from 2 to 4 p.m. and retired with the Corps and took position south of the cemetery fronting Emmitsburg Road. The Third Brigade joined at dusk.
July 2. At sunset sent to support of Third Corps on its right at Emmitsburg Road and captured 80 prisoners and recaptured 4 guns.
July 3. In position on left of Second Division Second Corps. Assisted in repulsing Longstreet’s assault capturing many prisoners and three stand of colors.
Casualties Killed 13 Officers 252 Men Wounded 89 Officers 1208 Men Captured or Missing 16 Officers 525 Men Total 2103
Major General Abner Doubleday commanded the division at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was a career army officer from New York. For most of July 1st Doubleday commanded the 1st Corps in place of the mortally wounded John Reynolds and Brigadier General Thomas Rowley commanded the division.
Location of the monument to the 3rd Division 1st Corps
The monument to the Third Division, First Corps is west of Gettysburg on the east side of Reynolds Avenue about 75 yards north of Meredith Avenue. Reynolds Avenue is one way northbound at this point. (39°50’02.5″N 77°15’01.4″W)