First Corps, Army of the Potomac Monument

The Monument to the First Corps, Army of the Potomac.

1st Corps AOP Monument Gettysburg February 2009

Dedicated: December 1906.

Location: Located on West side of South Reynolds Ave, South east of intersection with the Chambersburg Pike.

Description: A rectangular granite monument, with a large bronze tablets thereon, describing the engagements and movements of each army corps. Full Moon Badge incorporated in center of tablet top.

Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIRST CORPS
Major General John F. Reynolds
Major General Abner Doubleday
Major General John Newton

First Division Brigadier General James S. Wadsworth
Second Division Brigadier General John C. Robinson
Third Division Brigadier General Thomas A. Rowley
Major General Abner Doubleday
Artillery Brigade Colonel Charles S. Wainwright

July 1. Arrived at Gettysburg between 10 A. M. and noon. Relieved Buford’s Cavalry and became engaged with Archer’s and Davis’s Brigades Heth’s Division Hill’s Corps. General Reynolds fell mortally wounded about 10.15 A. M. The Confederates having been reinforced from Hill’s and Ewell’s Corps made a vigorous attack at 2 P. M. with superior numbers along the entire line. At 4 P. M. the Corps retired and took positions on Culps Hill and Cemetery ridge.

July 2 & 3. Wadsworth’s Division occupied the north point of Culps Hill connecting with 12th Corps on right and Robinson’s and Rowley’s Divisions on Cemetery Ridge with detachments elsewhere.

Casualties including Corps and Division Staff: Killed 42 Officers 624 Men Wounded 262 Officers 2969 Men Captured or Missing 80 Officers 2079 Men Total 6056

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