The William Wells monument at Gettysburg. It is located near the base of Big Round Top. At the time of the battle, Wells was a Major commanding a battalion in the 1st Vermont Cavalry. Brigadier General Elon Farnsworth, Wells’ brigade commander, elected to ride with Wells’ battalion in his fateful assault on July 3, 1863. For his actions during the charge, Wells would receive a Medal of Honor on September 8, 1891.