3rd Division, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac Monument

The monument to the 3rd Division of the 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac.

Monument to Newton's Division. Gettysburg June 2012

Dedicated: 1910.

Location: Located on the east side Sedgwick Avenue, on the G. Wiekert Farm.

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
SIXTH CORPS
THIRD DIVISION
Major General John Newton Brig. General Frank Wheaton

First Brigade Gen. Alex Shaler
Second Brigade Col. Henry L. Eustis
Third Brigade Col. David J. Nevin

July 2. Arrived about 2 P. M. and late in the day marched toward the north slope of Little Round Top. Third Brigade with Second Brigade First Division went into action at sunset on the right of First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps on the northwest slope of Little Round Top and the combined force drove the advancing Confederates back down the slope across Plum Run marsh and a hundred yards up the slope beyond. First and Second Brigades were in reserve on the northeast slope of Little Round Top.

July 3. First Brigade was ordered to the left and at 8 A. M. to the support of Second Division Twelfth Corps on the right. Second Brigade was sent to the right centre to report to Gen. Newton. The Third Brigade remained under the command of Gen. Bartlett supporting First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps in the vicinity of the Wheatfield.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 19 Men Wounded 12 Officers 136 Men Captured or Missing 28 Men Total 196

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