Headquarters of Major General George Sykes

The headquarters marker for Major General George Sykes, commander of the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Sykes headquarters Gettysburg February 2009

Dedicated: June 1913.

Location: Denotes the location of General Sykes headquarters during the battle. Located on East side of Sedwick Avenue.

Description: One of ten Civil War US Headquarter Markers in the Park. Consists of cast iron cannon tube, 4.5-inch rifled siege gun, mounted on a granite base. Erected by the Gettysburg National Parks Commission. Designed by Emmor B. Cope of the War Department. Rough-hewn, coursed, 3 part base, 3’2″sq, 2’7″H. Cannon tube mounted upright on base. Overall 10’6″H. Bronze inscription tablet & location tablet on West side facing public roads and park avenues.


Army of the Potomac
5th Corps Headquarters
Major General
George Sykes
July 2,3,4, 1863