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

8th Pennsylvania Cavalry

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

—Cavalry Corps —

 
8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Inscription.
8th Penna. Cavalry
2nd Brigade 2nd Division Cavalry Corps

Recruited in Phila., Bucks, Lycoming, & Luzerne Counties
Mustered in Aug. - Oct. 1861 Reenlisted Dec. 31st 1863
Mustered out July 24th 1865.

With the Army of the Potomac from Manassas to Appomattox
Participated in
135 Battles and Skirmishes

This regiment detached with the 2nd Corps, covered the rear of
the army on the march from Virginia. At Frederick rejoined the
Cavalry Corps and with Gregg's Division moved in the advance to
Gettysburg July 1st, moved hastily to Manchester to protect trains
July 4th joined in pursuit of the enemy participating in the
night attack at Monterey Pass and the many other cavalry
engagements until the enemy retreated into Virginia.

 
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.499′ N, 77° 14.077′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasonton Avenue and Humphres Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Pleasonton Avenue. Click for map. Located just north of the Pennsylvania Memorial in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Close-up showing weather wear image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
2. Close-up showing weather wear
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 2d Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd New York Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemetery Ridge. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close Up of Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Close Up of Plaque
Regimental Name Inscribed on Opposite Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Regimental Name Inscribed on Opposite Side
Mounted Cavalry Trooper image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Mounted Cavalry Trooper
Close up of the mounted trooper.
8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2003
6. 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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