The Third Corps was also known as Sickles’ Corps.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Erected December 1906.
What is it made out of? Foundation: Concrete. Monument: Granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? Rough-hewn monolith, 4’2?x2’4?x 7?H. Bronze inscription tablet, 3’7?x4’1?, mounted on finished face of monolith.
Who made it? Albert Russell & Sons Co. of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Erected by the United States War Department.
What does it depict? A rectangular granite monument, with a large bronze tablets thereon, describing the engagements and movements of each army corps. Diamond Corps Badge incorporated in center of tablet top.
What does it honor? One of the Union army corps monuments, denoting the service of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac.
How is it inscribed? The monument reads,
When was this photograph taken? May 30, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located at southeast corner of the intersection of Emmitsburg and Wheatfield Roads.
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.
Secondary Monuments and Markers
Photographed: June 4, 2011.
Location: United States Avenue, the Trostle Farm. Located on South side of Unites States Avenue near Trostle House. This monument is denoted on the map above by a RED pushpin.
Description: Erected by the Gettysburg National Parks Commission and completed in June 1913; consists of steel cannon mounted on a granite base. Denotes the location of General Daniel E. Sickles, commander of the Third Corps. Rough-hewn, 3-course base 3’2″ sq., 2’7″ high. Wrought iron cannon tube mounted upright on base w/ bronze lozenge corps symbol attached. Overall height, 10’6″ high. Bronze inscription tablet on North face.
Commander: Maj. Gen. Daniel Edgar “Dan” Sickles (October 20, 1819 – May 3, 1914) was a colorful and controversial American politician, Union general in the American Civil War, and diplomat. More about this officer.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. Gen. William H. French (will open a pop up window).