1st Division, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac Monument

The monument to the 1st Division of the 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Monument to Barnes 1st Division of the Fifth Corps.  Barnes Division Gettysburg March 2012

Dedicated: 1910.

Location: Sickles Avenue, north of the Loop.

Description: One of 22 Union division monuments that describe the movements and itinerary of each division of the Army of the Potomac. Designed by E. B. Cope and erected by the U.S. War Department. Concrete foundation, Winnsboro (South Carolina) granite monument, bronze inscription tablet. Seven foot tall monolith.


Brig. General James Barnes

First Brigade Col. Wm. S. Tilton
Second Brigade Col. J. B. Sweitzer
Third Brigade Col. Strong Vincent
Col. Jas. C. Rice

July 2. Crossed Rock Creek in the morning and was massed on Baltimore Pike with the Corps until between 4 and 5 P. M. then moved to the left by command of Gen. Sykes to the support of Third Corps line. The Third Brigade in the advance hastened to take possession of Little Round Top. The First and Second Brigades crossed Plum Run and the Wheatfield to the further edge of the woods beyond near the Rose House. First Brigade was formed on the right of Second. These Brigades were more or less engaged until after sundown when with other troops on the line were compelled to retire to a line extending north from the summit of Little Round Top.

July 3. The Third Brigade was relieved by the First Brigade and joined Second Brigade north of Little Round Top. Remained in these positions until the close of the battle except reconnaissance to the front.

Casualties Killed 14 Officers 153 Men Wounded 55 Officers 539 Men Captured or Missing 1 Officer 142 Men Total 904