Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
6th New York Cavalry
(Ira Harris Guard)
—2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps —
(Ira Harris Guard)
2d Brigade. 1st Division.
(Back, Left Column):
Mustered into service
September, 1861. Re-enlisted as
Veteran Volunteers at
Culpeper Court House, Va.,
Dec. 16. 1863. Mustered out of
service June 17, 1865.
Total number enlisted 1969.
Total casualties, officers 34, men 382.
Barnett's Ford. - Wilderness.
Seven Pines. - Todd's Tavern.
Fair Oaks. - Spottsylvania.
Malvern Hill. - Yellow Tavern.
Frederick. - Sheridan's Raid around Richmond.
Antietam. - Hawe's Shop.
Fredericksburg. - Cold Harbor.
Chancellorsville - Trevillian Station.
Brandy Station. - White House.
Aldie. - Deep Bottom.
Upperville. - Shepherdstown.
Gettysburg. - Front Royal.
Boonsboro*. - Winchester.
Williamsport. - Fisher's Hill.
Culpeper Court House. - Cedar Creek.
Mine Run. - Dinwiddie C.H.
Morton's Ford. - Appomattox Station.
and 46 other battles and skirmishes.
(Back, Right Column):
Arrived June 30, 1863.
July 1st Skirmished, dismounted,
on this line until arrival of 1st Corps
and the rest of the day on right of the
Hill, one squadron being among the
last Union troops in Gettysburg
on that day. Bivouacked in Peach
Orchard that night and engaged
enemy's skirmishers on the morning
of July 2d until relieved by
troops of the 3d Corps.
Then moved to Taneytown and on
the third to Westminster, from
which place moved with the
Division (Buford's) in pursuit of
the enemy. Met and engaged them
July 8th at Boonsboro', Md.
holding that position.
Killed 1, wounded 5, missing 16.
(Across the Bottom of the Back Plaque):
Thomas C. Devin
6th New York Cavalry.
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
Location. 39° 50.673′ N, 77° 14.829′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Buford Avenue, on the right when 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. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd West Virginia Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cavalry Buys Time (about 400 feet away); 9th New York Cavalry (about 600 feet away); 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Army Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); 16th Maine Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles 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.
2. 6th New York Cavalry. Also known as the "Ira Harris Cavalry" or "Second Ira Harris Guard." It was so named for Senator Ira Harris, of New York.
3. Lightning Damage to Monument. Blog entry with a photo showing the damage from October 2007.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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