Union Headquarters Monuments at Gettysburg. The Union Headquarters monuments were created during the first decade of the 1900s when the War Department decided to provide the park visitor with a better understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg. Many monuments had been erected which told the experiences of Northern regiments and batteries, but other parts of the story were missing.
Brigade Headquarters (and Confederate artillery battalions, equivalent to Union artillery brigades) are bronze tablets mounted at an angle on a stone pedestal. They are the most numerous headquarters at Gettysburg. Over 70 Union and 60 Confederate examples are on the field. Union headquarters (left, the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Corps) have rounded tops and square bases.