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Army of the Potomac
Army USA
Corps HQ
Division n/a
Brigade n/a
Commander Maj. Gen George G. Meade
Location Hancock Avenue, opposite the Angle
Major General George G. Meade

The Army consisted of Eight Corps

First Corps Major General John F Reynolds
Major General Abner Doubleday
Major General John Newton

Second Corps Major Winfield S. Hancock
Brigadier General John Gibbon

Third Corps Major Daniel E. Sickles
Major General David B. Birney

Fifth Corps Major General George Sykes

Sixth Corps Major General John Sedgwick

Eleventh Corps Major General Oliver C. Howard
Major General Henry W. Slocum

Twelfth Corps Brigadier General Alpheus S. Williams

Cavalry Corps Major General Alfred Pleasonton

Reserve Artillery Brigadier General Robert 0. Tyler

July 1. The First and Eleventh Corps arrived, and were engaged north, and, west of Gettysburg,and fell back to Cemetery Hill in rear ofthe town. The Twelfth Corps and a large part of the Third Corps arrived at the close of the day.

July 2 . The remainder of the Third Corp and the Fifth and Second Corps arrived in the morning. The Sixth Corps late afternoon. The Third Corps having advanced was attacked by Longstreet's Confederate Corps and Anderson's Division of Hill's Corps. The Fifth Corps, and the First Division of the Second Corps going to the support of the Third Corps an engagement ensued until nightfall when the Union forces had been driven back from their advanced position and the Confederates repulsed.

July 3. The Twelfth Corps having by order vacated a large part of its line on Culps Hill, on the night of the 2D and Johnson's Division of Ewell's Corps having occupied the works. The Twelfth Corps in the morning attacked and regained the lines it had previously vacated. Hill's Corps and Pickett's Division of Longstreets Corps in the afternoon attacked the line of the Second Corps and were repulsed with great Loss. Stuart's Confederate Cavalry in the afternoon attacked the Second Cavalry Division and the Second Brigade Third Cavalry Division and was repulsed.

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