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First Massachusetts Cavalry

3d Brigade

 

2nd Cavalry Division

 
First Massachusetts Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. First Massachusetts Cavalry Monument
Inscription.
First Mass. Cavalry
3d Brigade
2nd Cavalry Division
on detached service

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 39° 47.764′ N, 77° 14.051′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. 7th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Major General John Sedgwick (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Maine Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National
First Massachusetts Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
2. First Massachusetts Cavalry Marker
An equestrian statue of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick can be seen behind the marker.
Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Massachusetts Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. Of the three battalions, two were at Gettysburg. The third was serving in South Carolina. (Submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Massachusetts Cavalry Marker at sunset image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, May 4, 2014
3. First Massachusetts Cavalry Marker at sunset
First Massachusetts Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. First Massachusetts Cavalry Monument
Standing in front of the Sedgwick equestrian statue. The 1st Massachusetts Cavalry was attached to Sedgwick's headquarters at the time of the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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