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

1st West Virginia Cavalry

 
 
1st West Virginia Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 1st West Virginia Cavalry Monument
Inscription.
Erected by the State of
West Virginia
to commemorate the
valor and fidelity
of the
First West Virginia Cavalry

 
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
 
Location. 39° 48.52′ N, 77° 13.839′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located near the service building for 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. Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Hummelbaugh Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sixth Ohio Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); First Brigade (about 300 feet away); Artillery Reserve (about 400 feet away); 1st Corps Headquarters (about 400 feet away); United States Battalion of Engineers (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  1st West Virginia Cavalry at Gettysburg. Includes the Report of Maj. Charles E. Capehart, commanding
1st West Virginia Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. 1st West Virginia Cavalry Monument
the regiment after Gettysburg. Col. Natheniel P. Richmond of the regiment succeeded Brig. Gen. Farnsworth who was killed in the battle. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Location of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Location of the Monument
Looking from Pleasonton Avenue to the north. The monument is on the right, next to Taneytown Road. In the official report, Major Charles E. Capehart reported his position on the morning of July 3 as "a point immediately in the rear of the center of the Army of the Potomac," or generally where the monument stands today.
South Cavalry Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 11, 2008
4. South Cavalry Battlefield
Looking toward South Confederate Avenue from the trail up Bushman Hill on the south end of the battlefield. The 1st West Virginia along with other elements of Farnsworth's Brigade attacked the Confederate infantry line on the south end of the battlefield in the afternoon of July 3. An ill-fated charge, the 1st West Virginia was repulsed on their line by the 1st Texas Infantry.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 111 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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