Headquarters of Major General John Sedgwick

The headquarters marker for Major General John Sedgwick, commander of the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac.

sedgwick's headquarters Gettysburg September 2009

Dedicated: June 1913.

Location: Located on West side of Sedgwick 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
6th Corps Headquarters
Major General
John Sedgwick
July 2 3 4 5, 1863