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3rd West Virginia Cavalry

 
 
3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument
Inscription.
Erected by the state of
West Virginia
to commemorate the
valor and fidelity
of the
Third West Virginia Cavalry

 
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 50.615′ N, 77° 14.876′ W. Marker is in 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. 6th New York Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 700 feet away); The Cavalry Buys Time (approx. 0.2 miles away); 9th New York Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 76th New York Infantry (approx. mile away); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (approx. mile away); 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 11th Pennsylvania 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. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Close Up of the Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Close Up of the Inscription
The lettering is badly weathered. But the crossed sabers at the top of the monument are still quite discernible.
 

2. 3rd West Virginia Cavalry. A short history of the regiment by author/historian J.D. Petruzzi. The regiment was represented by two companies at the battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. 3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument
3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. 3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016.
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