Brigadier General Gouverneur K. Warren

Gouverneur Warren was Chief of Engineers of the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Quoting from Stackpole, They Met at Gettysburg:

...After leaving [George] Meade and [Daniel] Sickles on the latter's front, Warren rode over to Little Round Top to have a look. To his amazement he found it empty except for a handful of signal personnel who for some reason were packing up to pull out.

Warren lost no time in plugging the gap. By extreme good fortune Barnes' division of V Corps was seen advancing rapidly along the western base of Little Round Top to counterattack and neutralize the early Confederate success in breaking Sickles' line and forcing III Corps back.

In the name of the Commanding General, Warren detached Strong Vincent's brigade and directed it to the crest of Little Round Top just in time to meet and repulse with the bayonet the extreme right regiment of John B. Hood's division, which had already crossed the shoulder of big Round Top and was moving rapidly to take Little Round Top and consolodate its gains

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Created 20 MAY 1996; Revised 24 JUL 2014