MHO Home   Forum Home   Help   Register   Login
 
 
Welcome to MilitaryHistoryOnline.com.
You are not signed in.
The current time is: 12/10/2018 3:19:04 PM
 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
AuthorMessage
Gregory C. White
Canton, GA, USA
top 40
E-4 Corporal
Posts: 219

Union Generals Killed or Wounded, July 1st
Posted on: 11/21/2018 2:47:57 PM
Other than Francis C. Barlow, were there any other Union generals killed or wounded July 1st north of town, particularly in the Blocher/Barlow Knoll sector of the battlefield?

Thanks!
---------------
"I do not believe that any man can adequately appreciate the world of to-day unless he has some knowledge of...[and] some feeling for...the history of the world of the past." Theodore Roosevelt

john hayward
Allenstown, NH, USA
top 30
E-5 Sergeant
Posts: 357

Re: Union Generals Killed or Wounded, July 1st
Posted on: 11/21/2018 3:58:36 PM
Brig Gen Gabriel Paul

Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
top 5
E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


Posts: 4288

Re: Union Generals Killed or Wounded, July 1st
Posted on: 11/21/2018 9:11:58 PM
Hi Greg, & John,

Not sure if Gen Paul is the only one? Tentative list of all Union Generals killed during the Civil War?

[Read More]

surprising numbers,
MD
---------------
"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

Emanon
Gibsonia, PA, USA
New User
E-2 Private
Posts: 23

Re: Union Generals Killed or Wounded, July 1st
Posted on: 11/24/2018 5:30:34 AM
John Reynolds was killed on July 1st, but the exact location of his death is not certain:

"Historians disagree on the details of Reynolds' death, including the specific time (either 10:15 a.m. or 10:40–10:50 a.m.), the exact location (on East McPherson Ridge, near the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry, or West McPherson Ridge, near the 19th Indiana), and the source of the bullet (a Confederate infantryman, a Confederate sharpshooter, or friendly fire)."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Reynolds#Gettysburg

This ridge is to the west of town rather than the north, however, so it may not be a correct answer to the specific question that was asked.

This map shows that he was south of the Chambersburg Pike when he was killed:

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/gettysburg-morning-fight-mcpherson-ridge-july-1-1863

Larry Purtell
USA
top 15
E-8 Master Sergeant


Posts: 693

Re: Union Generals Killed or Wounded, July 1st
Posted on: 11/24/2018 3:21:37 PM

Quote:
John Reynolds was killed on July 1st, but the exact location of his death is not certain:

"Historians disagree on the details of Reynolds' death, including the specific time (either 10:15 a.m. or 10:40–10:50 a.m.), the exact location (on East McPherson Ridge, near the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry, or West McPherson Ridge, near the 19th Indiana), and the source of the bullet (a Confederate infantryman, a Confederate sharpshooter, or friendly fire)."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Reynolds#Gettysburg

This ridge is to the west of town rather than the north, however, so it may not be a correct answer to the specific question that was asked.

This map shows that he was south of the Chambersburg Pike when he was killed:

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/gettysburg-morning-fight-mcpherson-ridge-july-1-1863
--Emanon


I have never heard of disagreement on the spot where Reynolds was killed. How and who, yes. Who disagrees with the spot now designated as the fatal wounding site?

Thanks, Larry
---------------
"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.

 Forum Ads from Google