Headquarters of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock

The headquarters marker for Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, commander of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Headquarters marker for General Hancock. Hancock's headquarters monument Gettysburg August 2011

Dedicated: June 1913.

Location: Located north side Pleasonton Avenue, between Humpherys Avenue and Hancock 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
2d. Corps Headquarters
Major General
Winfield S. Hancock
July 1,2,3,4 1863