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

Fifth U.S. Cavalry

Reserve Brigade - First Division - Cavalry Corps

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Fifth U.S. Cavalry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. Fifth U.S. Cavalry Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
Reserve Brigade First Division
Fifth U.S. Cavalry

Captain Julius W. Mason Commanding
Detachment at Headquarters Army of the Potomac
July 3 Moved with the Brigade at 12. M under Brig. General W. Merritt from Emmitsburg and attacked the Confederate right and rear and was engaged for four hours until the action was brought to a close by a heavy rain.

Casualties Wounded 4 men. Missing 1 man.
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 46.639′ N, 77° 15.23′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Ridge Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The tablet is located a short walk off Ridge Road along what once was Merritt Avenue. The avenue was removed by the park service and is maintained as a foot trail only. 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. 1st & 2nd Regiments United States Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chaplain Samuel Henry Stein (approx.
Tablet Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Tablet Area
The tablet stands on a rise in what is now a wooded strip between homes.
0.4 miles away); Reilly's Battery - Henry's Battalion (approx. half a mile away); Battery K, First U.S. Artillery (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy (approx. half a mile away); Longstreet Attacks at 4 p.m. (approx. half a mile away); Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  South Cavalry Battlefield. A map and site photos from Civil War Album. (Submitted on January 3, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 804 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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