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

9th New York Cavalry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division

 

—Cavalry Corps —

 
9th New York Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 9th New York Cavalry Monument
Note the New York State Seal at the base of the Monument.
Inscription. (Front):
9th New York Cavalry
2d Brig. 1st Div. Cavalry Corps

(Back):
9th New York Cavalry
Enlisted, Oct 1. 1861. Re enlisted Jan. 2. 1864. Mustered out July 17. 1865
Total enlistments among which losses occurred 1981.
Losses during service:
Killed in action, 63. Died of wounds, 32; Others wounded, 270.
Died while prisoners, 16; Others captured, 125; Battle losses, 506.
Killed accidentally, 3; Died of disease, 110; Aggregate losses, 619.
Battles and skirmishes, 141.
Battle flags captured, 5.

Principal Engagements.
Williamsburg. Pope's Campaign. Beverly Ford. Ashby's Gap. Gettysburg.
Williamsport. Brandy Station. Wilderness. Yellow Tavern. Meadow Bridge.
Cold Harbor. Trevilian Station. Deep Bottom. Smithfield. Leetown.
Winchester. Port Republic. Tom's Brook. Cedar Creek. Gordonsville.
Waynesboro. Dinwiddie C.H. Five Forks. Sailors Creek. Appomattox.

Position 8 a.m. July 1st 1863.
Picket on Chambersburg Road
Fired on at 5 a.m.

 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 50.756′ N, 77° 14.765′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Buford Avenue, on the right when
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Back of Monument
traveling north. 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. The Cavalry Buys Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 6th New York Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Second Army Corps (about 700 feet away); Ramseur's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3rd West Virginia Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); O'Neal's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Memorial to First Union Soldier Killed at 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. 9th New York Cavalry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. The First Shot Controversy. The inscription on the back of the monument sparked a controversy over who actually fired the first shot of the battle of
Close Up of the Front Relief image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Close Up of the Front Relief
The relief is titled "Discovering the enemy" depicting a vidette observing from his post. The Sculptor was Caspar Buberi.
Gettysburg. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. 9th New York Cavalry Monument. Author/historian J.D. Petruzzi weighs in on the controversy. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Portrait on Back image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. Portrait on Back
Col. William Sacket. Commanding Regiment
Killed at Trevilian Station, Va. June 11, 1864.
9th New York Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
5. 9th New York Cavalry Monument
The right flank marker stone for the regiment is in the distance along the road, next to the left flank marker of the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry. The ground behind the monument is being replanted as an orchard.
9th New York Cavalry Line image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
6. 9th New York Cavalry Line
Looking from the regiment's left flank marker (and the 6th New York Cavalry's right flank marker) toward the monument. This was the regiment's "base" on the morning of July 1st. However, videttes from the regiment were posted west of this location beyond Herr Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 165 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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