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

Companies E and I

6th Pennsylvania Cavalry

 

“Lancers”

 
6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
Co's E & I
6th Penna. Cavalry
"Lancers"
Reserve Brigade
1st Div. Cavalry Corps
On duty as escort to
Maj. Gen'l. George G. Meade
Com'dg Army of the Potomac
Erected by the survivors
of the Regiment

(Back):
The main body of this regiment during the 3d day of the battle were actively engaged on the extreme left flank of the Army on Emmittsburg Pike, where a monument has been erected commemorating their services.

Four companies were specially detailed by Gen. Geo. G. Meade for hazardous duty in the rear of "Lee's Army."
 
Erected 1891.
 
Location. 39° 48.876′ N, 77° 13.927′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Taneytown Road (State Highway 134) and Hunt Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Taneytown Road. Click for map. Located on a walking trail extending between Cemetery Ridge and Meade's Headquarters, near the Leister House, in 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. 93rd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Oneida New York Cavalry
Front Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front Plaque
(a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of Major General George G. Meade (within shouting distance of this marker); Lydia Leister Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Independent Battery, New York Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of Brigadier General Henry Hunt (about 400 feet away); Catherine Guinn Farm (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. Some sources state an additional inscription is on the opposite side of the plaque.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monuments
 
Also see . . .  Rush's Lancers. Website detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Back Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Back Plaque
Markers near Meade's Headquarters Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, circa April 11, 2010
4. Markers near Meade's Headquarters
This photo was taken from the back of the Leister House. The Companies E and I marker is seen here on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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