July 6, 1863 – Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablet

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

First Corps marched from Gettysburg to Emmitsburg. Fifth Corps from Marsh Creek to Moritz's Cross-Roads. Sixth Corps from Fairfield to Emmitsburg except the Third Brigade Second Division which in conjunction with the First Brigade Second Cavalry Division was left at Fairfield to pursue the Confederates. Eleventh Corps from Rock Creek to Emmitsburg. First Cavalry Division from Frederick to Williamsport and thence to Jones's Cross-Roads. Third Cavalry Division and Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Boonsborough via Hagerstown and Williamsport to Jones's Cross-Roads the First Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Emmitsburg to Fairfield and the Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Greenwood to Marion. Fight at Hagerstown and Williamsport Md. 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:

First Corps marched from Gettysburg to Emmitsburg. Fifth Corps from Marsh Creek to Moritz’s Cross-Roads. Sixth Corps from Fairfield to Emmitsburg except the Third Brigade Second Division which in conjunction with the First Brigade Second Cavalry Division was left at Fairfield to pursue the Confederates. Eleventh Corps from Rock Creek to Emmitsburg. First Cavalry Division from Frederick to Williamsport and thence to Jones’s Cross-Roads. Third Cavalry Division and Second Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Boonsborough via Hagerstown and Williamsport to Jones’s Cross-Roads the First Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Emmitsburg to Fairfield and the Third Brigade Second Cavalry Division from Greenwood to Marion. Fight at Hagerstown and Williamsport Md.

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