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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Second Division

Cavalry Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Second Division, Cavalry Corps Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Second Division, Cavalry Corps Marker
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
Second Division

The extreme right flank of the Army of the Potomac July 3, 1863. Held by Capt. James W. Walsh's Squadron 3d Pennsylvania Cavalry on the left of which to the west of the Low Dutch Road was posted Capt. Frank W. Hess's Squadron. On the left of the latter squadron was Capt. Wm. E. Miller's Battalion of the Regiment which charged through the Confederate column almost up to their batteries on Cress's Ridge north of Rummel Farm Buildings.
 
Erected 1913 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.712′ N, 77° 9.484′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Low Dutch Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Second Division (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry
Second Division Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Second Division Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Co. A Purnell Legion (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Violent Collision of Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  James William Walsh - Find-a-grave. Enlisted as a private in 1850 and rose rapidly in rank during the Civil War . He is recorded as being in Bristoe's Campaign under General Alfred Pleaseonton where he was a regimental commander in the 2nd Division, 1st Brigade, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was acquainted with BGen George Armstrong Custer as he was the 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade's commander at this time. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Second Division, Cavalry Corps Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Second Division, Cavalry Corps Marker
The marker stands next to Low Dutch Road, about a half mile northwest of the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park.
Second Division Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. Second Division Marker
Low Dutch Road Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Low Dutch Road
Looking to the north from the marker location. Low Dutch Road was the far right flank of the Union army on day 3 of the Battle of Gettysburg. The 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry anchored this position, deployed mostly to the west (left of photo) of the road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 835 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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