3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac Monument

The monument to the 3rd Division of the 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Doubleday's division Gettysburg February 2009

Dedicated: 1910.

Location: East side of South Reynolds Avenue, North of Meredith Avenue.

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.

Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
FIRST CORPS
THIRD DIVISION
Brig. Gen. Thos. A. Rowley Major Gen. Abner Doubleday

First Brigade Col. Chapman Biddle
Brig. Gen. T A. Rowley
Second Brigade Col. Roy Stone
Col. Langhorne Wister
Col. E. L. Dana
Third Brigade Brig. Gen. Geo. J. Stannard
Col. Francis V. Randall

July 1. Arrived about 11 A. M. The First Brigade took position in field on the left of Reynolds Woods. Second Brigade on Chambersburg Pike relieving Second Brigade First Division. These brigades were actively engaged from 2 to 4 R M. and retired with the Corps and took position south of the cemetery fronting Emmitsburg Road. The Third Brigade joined at dusk.

July 2. At sunset sent to support of Third Corps on its right at Emmitsburg Road and captured 80 prisoners and recaptured 4 guns.

July 3. In position on left of Second Division Second Corps. Assisted in repulsing Longstreet’s assault capturing many prisoners and three stand of colors.

Casualties Killed 13 Officers 252 Men Wounded 89 Officers 1208 Men Captured or Missing 16 Officers 525 Men Total 2103

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