Headquarters of Major General Oliver O. Howard

The headquarters marker for Major General Oliver O. Howard, commander of the Eleventh Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Howard's headquarters Gettysburg May 2009

Dedicated: June 1913.

Location: Located east side of Baltimore Pike on East Cemetery Hill. It denotes the location of the Eleventh Corps headquarters.

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
11th. Corps Headquarters
Major General
Oliver O. Howard
July 1, 2, 3, 4, 1863