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

6th Pennsylvania Cavalry

 
 
6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Six metal lances are arranged on the corners of the monument.
Inscription. (Front Top):
6th.
Penna. Cavly.
Lancers
Reserve Brigade
1st Division
Cavalry Corps
Army of the
Potomac

(Front Base):
Gettysburg
July 3, 1863.
Number engaged 365
Killed 3. Wounded 7. Missing 2.

(Right Base): Mustered in Oct. 31st. 1861.

(Left Base): Mustered out June 17th. 1865.
 
Erected 1888 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 46.773′ N, 77° 15.643′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the South Cavalry Battlefield section of Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chaplain Samuel Henry Stein (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st & 2d Regiments United States Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battery K, First U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sixth U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reserve Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Right Base Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Right Base Inscription
Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); First U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fifth U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monuments
 
Also see . . .
1. South Cavalry Battlefield. Civil War Album page with a map of the action in this sector of the battlefield, narrative of the action, and additional site photos. (Submitted on November 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Rush's Lancers. Website detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on November 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Left Base Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Left Base Inscription
Inscribed Script image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Inscribed Script
The letters "P" and "C" are superimposed on the left front facet of the monument.
6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
The monument stands in a small enclosure beside the road.
6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Flank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Flank Marker
Approximately a quarter mile south-west of the monument is a flank marker indicating 6th P.C. Left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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