The 11th Corps, 1st Division was also known as Barlow’s Division. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of the Eleventh Corps in the Army of the Potomac.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected circa 1910.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? Seven foot tall monolith.
Who made it? Albert Russell & Sons Co. of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Erected by the United States War Department.
What does it depict? Monuments are rough-hewn monoliths, 4’2?x2?x7?H, consisting of Winnsboro, South Carolina granite. Bronze inscription tablet, 3’8?x3’6-3/4?, is affixed to the polished face of the monolith. Corps insignia, a bronze Maltese Cross, is excised & polished at top of tablet.
What does it honor? 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.
How is it inscribed? The monument reads,
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames
First Brigade Col. Leopold Von Gilsa
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames Col. Andrew L. Harris
July 1. Arrived about 10.00 A. M. and went into position on a hill about a mile north from the town the left extending southwesterly connecting the Third Division. Attacked by Dole’s and Gordon’s Georgia Brigades under enfilading fire from Jones’s Artillery Battalion. Hoke’s and Hays’s Brigades of Early’s Division moved across Rock Creek upon the right and rear and compelled a retreat through the town to Cemetery Hill and the Division took position on East Cemetery Hill and at its base, the First Corps on the right, Third Division on the left.
July 2. About 8 P. M. was attacked by Hoke’s and Hays’s Brigades which swept up among the batteries at the top. The attack was repulsed about 9.00 P. M. with the aid of First Brigade Third Division Second Corps.
July 3. At 1 P. M. heavy cannonade opened and continued with considerable effect for an hour and a half followed by a charge on the Second Corps on the left which was repulsed with great loss.
Casualties Killed 9 Officers 113 Men Wounded 46 Officers 631 Men Captured or Missing 15 Officers 492 Men Total 1306
When was this photograph taken? June 4, 2010.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located at Barlow’s Knoll, north side of East Howard Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? Located on extended tour route that includes Barlow’s Knoll.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Brig. Gen. Francis Channing Barlow (October 19, 1834 – January 11, 1896) was a lawyer, politician, and Union General during the American Civil War. More about this officer.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames (will open a pop up window).