AOP Order of Battle – 3rd Corps Flashcards

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AOP 3rd Corps (Infantry) - Sickles

Who were Sickles’ 3rd Corps division commanders?

1st Division

  • Maj. Gen. David B. Birney (1825-64)

2nd Division

  • Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys (1810–83)

Along Emmitsburg Road near the intersection with North Sickles Avenue, you will find a bronze statue of Humphreys.

Which of Sickles’ division commanders have park avenues named after them?

(The avenues at Gettysburg National Military Park follow the battle lines of commanders for which they are named. Knowing this can really help one to get oriented on the battlefield.)

Maj. Gen. David B. Birney (1825-64), 1st Division, 3rd Corps

  • Birney Avenue, at The Peach Orchard Salient, a short angular road that connects Wheatfield Road to Emmitsburg Road

Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys (1810–83), 2nd Division, 3rd Corps

  • Humphreys Avenue, a short road on Cemetery Ridge that connects Hancock Avenue to Pleasonton Aveune near the Pennsylvania State Monument
Which of Sickles’ division commanders have statues at Gettysburg?

Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys (1810–83), 2nd Division, 3rd Corps

  • Bronze statue on Emmitsburg Road near North Sickles Avenue
What symbol identifies the 3rd Infantry Corps on Gettysburg monuments?

A diamond

Who commanded the Union 3rd Corps?
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Daniel E. Sickles (LOC)

Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles (1819–1914)

Meade => Sickles

AOP 3rd Corps, 1st Division - Birney

Who were Birney’s 1st Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. Charles K. Graham (1824-89)

2nd Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. John Henry Hobart Ward (1823-1903)

3rd Brigade

  • Col. P. Regis De Trobriand (1816–97)

In Gettysburg National Military Park, De Trobriand Avenue extends from the northern part of Rose Woods to The Wheatfield, where it dead-ends on Sickles Avenue.

Who commanded the 1st Division, 3rd Corps?
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David B. Birney (LOC)

Maj. Gen. David B. Birney (1825-64)

Meade => Sickles => Birney

AOP 3rd Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade - Graham

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

Brig. Gen. Charles K. Graham (1824-89)

Meade =>Sickles => Birney => Graham

AOP 3rd Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade - Ward

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

Brig. Gen. John Henry Hobart Ward (1823-1903)

Meade =>Sickles => Birney =>Ward

AOP 3rd Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade - De Trobriand

Who commanded the 3rd Brigade of Birney’s Division?
Philip R. De Trobriand (LOC)

Col. P. Regis De Trobriand (1816–97)

Meade => Sickles => Birney => De Trobriand

AOP 3rd Corps, 2nd Division - Humphreys

Who were Humphrey’s 2nd Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Carr (1828-95)

2nd Brigade

  • Col. William R. Brewster (1828-69)

3rd Brigade

  • Col. George C. Burling (1834-85)
Who commanded the 2nd Division, 3rd Corps?
A. A. Humphreys (LOC)

Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys (1810–83)

Meade => Sickles => Humphreys

Humphreys was charged with holding the right flank of Sickles’ angled (salient) line. Humphreys Avenue is farther east and marks the general location to which Humphrey’s division retreated after being overwhelmed by Confederate attackers in The Peach Orchard on July 2.

AOP 3rd Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade - Carr

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

Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Carr (1828-95)

Meade => Sickles> Humphreys => Carr

AOP 3rd Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade - Brewster

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

Col. William R. Brewster (1828-69)

Meade => Sickles => Humphreys => Brewster

AOP 3rd Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade - Burling

Who commanded the 3rd Brigade of Humphrey’s Division?

Col. George C. Burling (1834-85)

Meade => Sickles => Humphreys => Burling

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