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

First Regiment Vermont Cavalry

First Brigade, Third Division

 

—Cavalry Corps —

 
First Regiment Vermont Cavalry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
1. First Regiment Vermont Cavalry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
First Regiment Vermont Cavalry,
First Brig. Third Div. Cavalry Corps.

In the Gettysburg Campaign this regiment fought Stuart's Cavalry at Hanover, Pa. June 30, and at Hunterstown July 2; and on this field July 3, led by Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth, who fell near this spot, charged through the First Texas infantry and to the line of Law's Brigade, receiving the fire of five Confederate regiments and two batteries, and losing 67 men.

(Back):
First Vermont Cavalry
Entered the United States service Nov. 19, 1861. Mustered out Aug. 9, 1865. Took part in the Battles of Gettysburg, Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Waynesboro, Five Forks, Appomattox Station and 67 other battles and engagements. Aggregate 2297 officers and men. Killed and mortally wounded in action 102; died of disease and by accidents 123; died in Confederate prisons 172; - total 397. Total wounded in action 275.
 
Erected 1889 by State of Vermont.
 
Location. 39° 47.214′ N, 77° 14.628′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the "D Shaped Field" between
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
2. Back of Monument
the Avenue and the Slyder Farm, along a trail, 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. William Wells (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farnsworth's Cavalry Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wounded and the Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Companies E and H, Second U.S. Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); 20th Maine Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (approx. ¼ mile away); 5th Pennsylvania Reserves (approx. ¼ mile away); First Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  1st Vermont Cavalry. A regimental history. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Monument in the D Shaped Field Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
3. Monument in the D Shaped Field
Stone Wall Around the Field Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. Stone Wall Around the Field
The D-shaped field surrounds the monument. It is bordered by a stone wall, and at the time of the battle was a significant impediment to the movement of cavalry through this sector of the field. Some interpretations indicate General Farnsworth was killed near the west side of the field, near the wall.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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