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

2nd New York Cavalry

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

—Cavalry Corps —

 
2nd New York Cavalry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 2nd New York Cavalry Monument
At the top of the monument is the symbol of the Cavalry Corps. In the center of the shaft is the State Seal of New York.
Inscription. (Front):
2nd N.Y. Cavalry
2nd Brig.
2nd. Div.
Cavalry Corps

(Back):
This Regiment
was engaged in the battles and
skirmishes of the Cavalry Corps
until the Brigade reached
Hanover Junction, June 30, 1863,
when it was moved hastily to
Manchester, to guard trains against
rumored movements of the enemy, and
picketed the surrounding country.
July 4th
joined 3rd Division in pursuit
of the enemy and participated
in the Cavalry engagements
until the enemy retreated into Virginia

 
Erected 1892 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.525′ N, 77° 14.073′ 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. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 4th New York Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade
Plaque on Back Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Plaque on Back
(within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 15th and 50th New York Engineers (about 400 feet away). 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. 2nd New York Cavalry. Service history of regiment. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Horse Head Relief on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Horse Head Relief on Front of Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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