Wright’s Division served as a member of the Sixth 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 Greek 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. General Horatio G. Wright
First Brigade Brig. Gen. Alfred T A. Torbert
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett
Third Brigade Brig. Gen. David A. Russell
July 2. Arrived about 4 P. M. and 6 P. M. the Second Brigade with the Third Division moved into position. First and Third Brigades were massed and held in reserve.
July 3. The First Brigade placed in line on left centre subject to orders of Gen. Newton commanding First Corps on the right. Third Brigade was sent to the extreme left to Gen. Wright in command there. At 5 P. M. Gen. Wright with his troops moved to the support of Fifth Corps then threatened. The Brigades of the Division then remained in same position during the day and succeeding night.
July 4. The Third Brigade moved to the left of Fifth Corps and occupied the slope of Round Top.
Casualties Killed 1 Man Wounded 17 Men Total 18
When was this photograph taken? February 6, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on East side of the south end of Sedgwick Avenue.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
Commander: Brig. Gen. Horatio Gouverneur Wright (March 6, 1820 – July 2, 1899) was an engineer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he was involved in a number of engineering projects, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the completion of the Washington Monument, and served as Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More about this officer.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Wright (will open a pop up window).