AOP Order of Battle – 11th Corps Flashcards

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AOP 11th Corps (Infantry) - Howard, Schurz

Who were Howard’s 11th Corps division commanders?

1st Division

  • Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow (1834–96)
  • Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames (1835-1933), after Barlow was wounded on July 1

2nd Division

  • Brig. Gen. Adolph von Steinwehr (1822–77)

3rd Division

  • Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz (1829–1906), until he covered for Howard in the command of  the 11th Corps. (Howard assumed operational control of the left wing of the Union army on July 1 after the death of Reynolds.)
  • Brig. Gen. Alexander Schimmelfennig (1824-65), who covered for Schurz until Schimmelfennig was trapped in town from July 1 until the end of the three-day battle.

In Barlow’s Knoll, you will find a bronze statue of Barlow.

Which of Howard’s division commands have park avenues named after them?

None.

However, Steinwehr Avenue is a town road named after Brig. Gen. Adolph von Steinwehr (1822–77), 2nd Division, 11th Corps. Steinwehr Avenue marks the battlefield position of von Steinwehr’s 55th Ohio in the early afternoon of July 1. The avenue is on the west slope of Cemetery Hill.

Which of Howard’s division commanders have statues at Gettysburg?

Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow (1834–96), 1st Division, 11th Corps

  • Bronze status on Howard Avenue in (modern-day) Barlow’s Knoll, north of town
What symbol identifies the 11th Infantry Corps on Gettysburg monuments?

A crescent (moon)

Who commanded the Union 11th Corps?
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Oliver O. Howard (LOC)

Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard (1830–1909) – Covering the Left Wing after Reynolds died

Carl Schurz (LOC)

Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz (1829–1906) – Covering for Howard

 

 

 

 

Meade => Howard/Schurz

AOP 11th Corps, 1st Division - Barlow, Ames

Who were Barlow’s 1st Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Col. Leopold von Gilsa (1825-70)

2nd Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames (1835-1933)
Who commanded the 1st Division, 11th Corps?
Francis C. Barlow (LOC)

Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow (1834–96)

Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames (1835-1933), after Barlow was wounded on July 1

Meade => Howard/Schurz => Barlow/Ames

AOP 11th Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade - von Gilsa

Who commanded the 1st Brigade of Barlow’s Division?

Col. Leopold von Gilsa (1825-70)

Meade => Howard/Schurz => Barlow/Ames => von Gilsa

AOP 11th Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade - Ames

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade of Barlow’s Division?

Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames (1835-1933)

Meade => Howard/Schurz => Barlow/Ames => Ames

AOP 11th Corps, 2nd Division - von Steinwehr

Who were von Steinwehr’s 2nd Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Col. Charles R. Coster (c. 1837–88)

2nd Brigade

  • Col. Orland Smith (1825-1903)
Who commanded the 2nd Division, 11th Corps?
Adolph von Steinwehr (LOC)

Brig. Gen. Adolph von Steinwehr (1822–77)

Meade => Howard/Schurz => von Steinwehr

AOP 11th Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade - Coster

Who commanded the 1st Brigade of von Steinwehr’s Division?

Col. Charles R. Coster (c. 1837–88)

Meade => Howard/Schurz => von Steinwehr => Coster

AOP 11th Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade - Smith

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade of von Steinwehr’s Division?

Col. Orland Smith (1825-1903)

Meade => Howard/Schurz => von Steinwehr => Smith

AOP 11th Corps, 3rd Division - Schurz, Schimmelfennig

Who were Schurz’s 3rd Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. Alexander Schimmelfennig (1824-65), until he covered for Schurz who was covering for Howard. (Howard assumed operational control of the left wing of the Union army on July 1 after the death of Reynolds.)
  • Col. George von Amsberg (1821-76), who covered for Schimmelfennig while he was trapped in town from July 1 until the end of the three-day battle.

2nd Brigade

  • Col. Wladimir Krzyzanowski (1824-87)
Who commanded the 3rd Division, 11th Corps?
Carl Schurz (LOC)

Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz (1829–1906), until he covered for Howard in the command of  the 11th Corps. (Howard assumed operational control of the left wing of the Union army on July 1 after the death of Reynolds.)

Brig. Gen. Alexander Schimmelfennig (1824-65), who covered for Schurz.

Meade => Howard/Schurz => Schurz/Schimmelfennig

AOP 11th Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade - Schimmelfennig, von Amsberg

Who commanded the 1st Brigade of Schurz’s Division?
  • Brig. Gen. Alexander Schimmelfennig (1824-65)
  • Col. George von Amsberg (1821-76), who covered for Schimmelfennig while he was trapped in town from July 1 until the end of the three-day battle.

Meade => Howard/Schurz => Schurz/Schimmelfennig => Schimmelfennig/von Amsberg

 

AOP 11th Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade - Krzyzanowski

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade of Schurz’s Division?

Col. Wladimir Krzyzanowski (1824-87)

Meade => Howard/Schurz => Schruz/Schimmelfennig => Krzyzanowski

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