July 5, 1863 – Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablet

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

Second Corps marched from Gettysburg to Two Taverns. Fifth Corps to Marsh Creek. Sixth Corps to Fairfield. Eleventh to Rock Creek. Twelfth Corps to Littlsetown. First Brigade Second Cavalry Division to Emmitsburg and the Artillery Reserve to Littlestown. First Cavalry Division reached Frederick. The Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Hunterstown to Greenwood. Third Cavalry Division and Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Monterey via Smithburg to Boonsborough.  Skirmishes near Smithsburg Md. Green Oak, Mercersburg, Fairfield, Greencastle, Cunningham's Cross-Roads and Stevens' Furnace, Penna. 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:

Second Corps marched from Gettysburg to Two Taverns. Fifth Corps to Marsh Creek. Sixth Corps to Fairfield. Eleventh to Rock Creek. Twelfth Corps to Littlsetown. First Brigade Second Cavalry Division to Emmitsburg and the Artillery Reserve to Littlestown. First Cavalry Division reached Frederick. The Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Hunterstown to Greenwood. Third Cavalry Division and Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division marched from Monterey via Smithburg to Boonsborough.

Skirmishes near Smithsburg Md. Green Oak, Mercersburg, Fairfield, Greencastle, Cunningham’s Cross-Roads and Stevens’ Furnace, Penna.

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