Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
17th Pennsylvania Cavalry
2d Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps.
—Army of the Potomac —
2nd Brigade. 1st Division. Cavalry Corps. Army of the Potomac.
The Regiment held this position on the morning of July 1st 1863 from 5 o'clock until the arrival of First Corps troops. The brigade then moved to the right covering the roads to Carlisle and Harrisburg and holding the enemy in check until relieved by troops of the Eleventh Corps. It then took position on the right flank of the infantry and later aided in covering the retreat of the 11th Corps to Cemetery Hill where it went into position with the Division on the left of the army.
Recruited in Beaver, Susquehanna, Lancaster, Bradford, Lebanon, Cumberland, Franklin, Schuylkill, Perry, Luzerne, Montgomery, Chester, and Wayne Counties.
Mustered in September 1st 1862. Mustered out June 16th 1865.
The Regiment in whole or part participated in 55 engagements among which were the following
Mine Run. Newtown.
Todd's Tavern. Gordonsville.
Sheridan's First Expedition. Coochland C.H.
Cold Harbor. Five Forks.
Trevilian Raid. Sailors Creek.
Deep Bottom. Appomattox.
Erected 1889 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. Click for map. Located on the West Cavalry Battlefield section 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. Second Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramseur's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th New York Cavalry (about 500 feet away); The Cavalry Buys Time (about 700 feet away); The Orange Artillery (about 700 feet away); Eternal Peace Light Memorial (about 700 feet away); General Rodes Attacks (about 700 feet away); Iverson's Brigade (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Gettysburg Day One. National Park Service article about the opening phases of the battle. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Brief History of the Regiment. With particular interest in Company E. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. History of the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Article by Civil War author/historian J.D. Petruzzi. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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