July 1, 1863 – Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablet

This is one of nine tablets which describe the movements of the Army of the Potomac.

Headquarters of the Army at Taneytown. First Corps marched from Marsh Creek to Gettysburg. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via Hanover and McSherrystown to Bonaughtown. Sixth Corps from Manchester en route to Gettysburg. Twelfth Corps from Littlestown via Two Taverns to the field of Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division marched from Manchester to Hanover Junction whence the First and Third Brigades proceeded to Hanover while the Second Brigade returned to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division marhced from Hanover via Abbotsville to Berlin and the Artillery Reserve First Regular and Fourth Volunteer Brigades from Taneytown to near Gettysburg. The Vermont Brigade from the Defenses of Washington joined the First Corps on the field of Gettysburg. AOP IT Gettysburg March 2010

Location: East Cemetery Hill, the Baltimore Pike.

Description: Erected 1901. One of nine rough hewn granite bases with bronze plaque affixed to the front that explain the movements of the Union Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign. These tablets were in storage for many years.

Inscription:

Headquarters of the Army at Taneytown. First Corps marched from Marsh Creek to Gettysburg. Eleventh Corps from Emmitsburg to Gettysburg. Second Corps from Uniontown via Taneytown to near Gettysburg. Third Corps from Bridgeport via Emmitsburg to the field of Gettysburg. Fifth Corps from Union Mills via Hanover and McSherrystown to Bonaughtown. Sixth Corps from Manchester en route to Gettysburg. Twelfth Corps from Littlestown via Two Taverns to the field of Gettysburg. Second Cavalry Division marched from Manchester to Hanover Junction whence the First and Third Brigades proceeded to Hanover while the Second Brigade returned to Manchester. Third Cavalry Division marhced from Hanover via Abbotsville to Berlin and the Artillery Reserve First Regular and Fourth Volunteer Brigades from Taneytown to near Gettysburg. The Vermont Brigade from the Defenses of Washington joined the First Corps on the field of Gettysburg.

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