The monument to the 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Sedgwick Avenue tour map) A headquarters marker is a short distance to the south.
Major General John Sedgwick commanded the 6th Corps at the Battle of Gettysburg. General Sedgwick’s equestrian monument is a short distance to the south of these monuments.
Attached to the Army of the Potomac.
The 6th Corps flag is a blue swallowtail with the corps number in red.
From the 6th Corps monument at Gettysburg
Army of the Potomac
Major General John Sedgwick
First Division Brigadier General Horatio G. Wright
Second Division Brigadier General Albion R Howe
Third Division Major General John Newton
Brigadier General Frank Wheaton
Artillery Brigade Colonel Charles H. Tompkins
The Corps being in reserve its operations were mostly by Brigades independent of each other and of different portions of the field.
July 2. Arrived in the afternoon after a march of over 30 miles. Nevin’s Brigade Wheaton’s Division, Bartlett’s Brigade Wright’s Division went into action about sunset on the left centre between the divisions of 5th Corps and assisted in repulsing the Confederate assault. Russell’s and Torbert’s Brigades Wright’s Division was sent to the extreme left of the line east of Round Top. Shaler’s Brigade Wheaton’s Division was held in reserve near the left centre.
July 3. The brigades of the Corps were put into position where needed at different points on the line from right to left until the close of the battle.
Casualties Killed 2 Officers 25 Men Wounded 14 Officers 171 Men Captured or Missing 30 Men Total 242 Men
Location of the 6th Corps monument at Gettysburg
The monument is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue. It is about 850 feet south of the intersection with United States Avenus.
6th Corps Headquarters marker
A headquarters marker (an embedded cannon) for Major General John Sedgwick, the commander of the 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac, is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue.
From the headquarters marker
Army of the Potomac
6th Corps Headquarters
July 2, 3, 4, 5, 1863
Location of the headquarters marker
The marker is south of Gettysburg on the west side of Sedgwick Avenue.