AOP Order of Battle – 5th Corps Flashcards

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AOP 5th Corps (Infantry) - Sykes

Who were Sykes’ 5th Corps division commanders?

1st Division

  • Brig. Gen. James Barnes (1801-69)

2nd Division

  • Brig. Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres (1825–88)

3rd Division

  • Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford (1829–92)

On Crawford Avenue near the intersection with Wheatfield Road, you will find a bronze statue of Crawford.

Which of Sykes’ division commands 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.)

Brig. Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres (1825–88), 2nd Division, 5th Corps

  • Ayres Avenue, which cuts through Houck’s Ridge (west of Little Round Top) and runs roughly parallel to Crawford Avenue

Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford (1829–92), 3rd Division, 5th Corps

  • Crawford Avenue, which cuts through The Valley of Death (northwest of Little Round Top) and runs roughly parallel to Ayres Avenue
Which of Sykes’ division commanders have statues at Gettysburg?

Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford (1829–92), 3rd Division, 5th Corps

  • Bronze statue on Crawford Avenue, near the intersection with Wheatfield Road
What symbol identifies the 5th Infantry Corps on Gettysburg monuments?

A maltese cross

Who commanded the Union 5th Corps?
(AOP 5) George Sykes - 04920v - Edited2
George Sykes (LOC)

Maj. Gen. George Sykes (1822–80)

Meade => Sykes

AOP 5th Corps, 1st Division - Barnes

Who were Barnes’ 1st Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Col. William S. Tilton (1828-89)

2nd Brigade

  • Col. Jacob B. Sweitzer (1821-88)

3rd Brigade

  • Col. Strong Vincent (1837–63)
Who commanded the 1st Division, 5th Corps?

Brig. Gen. James Barnes (1801-69)

Meade => Sykes => Barnes

AOP 5th Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade - Tilton

Who commanded the 1st Brigade of Barnes’ Division?

Col. William S. Tilton (1828-89)

Meade => Sykes => Barnes => Tilton

AOP 5th Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade - Sweitzer

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade of Barnes’ Division?

Col. Jacob B. Sweitzer (1821-88)

Meade => Sykes => Barnes => Sweitzer

AOP 5th Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade - Vincent

Who commanded the 3rd Brigade of Barnes’ Division?

Col. Strong Vincent (1837–63)

Meade => Sykes => Barnes => Vincent

AOP 5th Corps, 2nd Division - Sykes, Ayres

Who were Ayres’ 2nd Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Col. Hannibal Day (1804-91)

2nd Brigade

  • Col. Sidney Burbank (1807-82)

3rd Brigade

  • Brig. Gen. Stephen Weed (1831-63) – died July 2
Who commanded the 2nd Division, 5th Corps?
Romeyn B. Ayres (LOC)

Brig. Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres (1825–88)

Meade => Sykes => Ayres

AOP 5th Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade - Ayres, Day

Who commanded the 1st Brigade of Ayres’ Division?

Col. Hannibal Day (1804-91)

Meade => Sykes => Ayres => Day

AOP 5th Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade - Burbank

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade of Ayres’ Division?

Col. Sidney Burbank (1807-82)

Meade => Sykes => Ayres => Burbank

AOP 5th Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade - Weed

Who commanded the 3rd Brigade of Ayres’ Division?

Brig. Gen. Stephen Weed (1831-63) – died July 2

Meade => Sykes => Aryes => Weed

AOP 5th Corps, 3rd Division - Crawford

Who were Crawford’s 3rd Division brigade commanders?

1st Brigade

  • Col. William McCandless (1834-84)

3rd Brigade

  • Col. Joseph W. Fisher (1814-1900)
Who commanded the 3rd Division, 5th Corps?
Samuel W. Crawford (LOC)

Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford (1829–92)

Meade => Sykes => Crawford

AOP 5th Corps, 3rd Division, 1st Brigade - McCandless

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

Col. William McCandless (1834-84)

Meade => Sykes => Crawford => McCandless

AOP 5th Corps, 3rd Division, 3rd Brigade - Fisher

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

Col. Joseph W. Fisher (1814-1900)

Meade => Sykes => Crawford => Fisher

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