Gettysburg Markers: By Location

First Day Battlefield:

Cavalry Battlefield (map)

Stone-Meridith Avenue (map)

McPherson Ridge (map)

The Railroad Cut (map)

Oak Hill (map)

Oak Ridge (map)

Howard Avenue (map) - Markers, tablets, and monuments between Mummasburg Road and Carlisle Road.

Barlow’s or Blocher’s Knoll (map)

Coster Avenue and Gettysburg College (map)

Jones Avenue (map)

Seminary Ridge and West Confederate Avenue (These are grouped rather arbitrarily by location, as driven by the tour road):

Lutheran Theological Seminary (map)

Schultz Woods (map)

ANV Itinerary Tablets (map)

McMillian Woods (map)

North Carolina Memorial (map)

Spangler’s Woods [Virginia Memorial] (map)

Pitzer Woods (map)

Vicinity of Longstreet Observation Tower (map)

Biesecker Woods (map)

Warfield Ridge (map)

Federal Left:

Big Round Top (map) – Includes Howe and Wright Avenues.

Little Round Top (map)  – Includes the 20th Maine walking trail.

Devils Den (map)

Wheatfield Sector:

The Wheatfield (map)

The Loop (map)

Cross-Brooke Avenue and Day’s Hill (map)

Plum Run (map) – Sector held by Pennsylvania Reserves on July 2-3.

Peach Orchard:

Peach Orchard Salient (map)

Sherfy Farm (map)

Klingle and Codori Farms (map)

Trostle Farm (map)

Cemetery Ridge:

Sedgwick Avenue (map)

South Cemetery Ridge (map) (Hancock Avenue south of Penn. Memorial)

Pennsylvania Memorial area (map)

Pleasonton Avenue (map)  (Includes some tablets along Taneytown Road)

Center Cemetery Ridge (map) (Vermont and US Regulars memorials)

Copse of Trees (map)

The Angle (map)

Brian Farm (map)

Ziegler’s Grove (map)

Area around Meade’s Headquarters (map)

Bliss Farm (map)

Cemetery Hill:

National Cemetery (map)

East Cemetery Hill (map)

Army of the Potomac Itinerary Tablets

Culp’s Hill:

Confederate Advance (map)

Spangler’s Meadow (map)

Lower Culp’s Hill and Pardee Field (map)

Saddle in Culp’s Hill (map)

Upper Culp’s Hill (map)

Stevens Knoll (map)

Other Tour Stops:

Powers Hill and Lost Lane (map)

Benner’s Hill (map)

Federal Rear Area (map)

South Cavalry Battlefield (map)

East Cavalry Battlefield (map)  – Includes a tablet and monument at Hunterstown, the “North Cavalry Battlefield” which saw action on July 2.

Hospitals (map)

Town of Gettysburg (map)

7 responses to “Gettysburg Markers: By Location

  1. What is the significance related to statues of War Heroes on horseback, when all hoves of the horse on not down. I have been told that they signify whether a certain commander lived through the battle or did not depending on which hoof was in the air. Is this true? If so, please explain the difference between the left front hoof and the right front hoof being in the air. Thank you.

  2. Do you know how many “witness” cannon are on the Gettysburg battlefield these days? The last # I heard was 4…..
    Thanks for all your efforts,
    Andy Smith

  3. Bruce Butgereit

    Can you help explain the difference between a marker and a monument? I’ve seen small to fairly large items that are referred to as markers. And likewise, I’ve seen fairly small items called monuments.

    • Bruce, thanks for stopping by and for the inquiry.

      I think the difference is more a matter of opinion than anything. Personally I categorize public historical interpretive displays into three broad groups: Markers, Monuments, and Memorials.

      Historical markers scoped as referencing historical (be they human history, natural history, or some mix) details with the intent of enlightening the reader. A historical marker should tell some “story” and probably should have some link in space and time to the location where it sticks out of the ground. Here’s what I’d call a “classic” historical marker – (http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=6520). Lots of story here, and a map with a “you are here” indicator. (arguably not enough of the story though.)

      Monuments, like historical markers, should have some tie to the location, but don’t have to tell a story in the detail of a marker. Monuments, of course, often have some three dimensional aspect to them. And Monuments usually serve as a physical reminder of some event. This would be a “classic” definition of a monument, in my books – (http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=6518). The inscription actually states “something happened here” and was intended to visually indicate to the visitor the significance of the ground.

      Memorials are less tied to the event in time and space, and more reminders of someone or something. A good memorial probably won’t have many words, but evoke a lot of feeling. From my perspective, this is a memorial – (http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=7288). Although the park service and other sources name it a monument.

      - Craig

  4. Larry Michaels

    What was the yardage of the front that the 20th Maine covered? Judging from the markers, it looks like they only covered a 100 plus yards, which adds up to about three soldiers per yard which would be a strong position.

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