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Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry

 
 
Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry Monument
at the top of the monument is the symbol of the Cavalry Corps.
Inscription. (Front):
Companies A and C
1st Ohio Cavalry
Headquarters Guard
2d and 3d Divisions
Cavalry Corps

Erected by
The State of Ohio

(Left):
Companies A and C
1st Ohio Cavalry
July 1, 2, 3, 1863
during the battle of
Gettysburg these companies
furnished bearers of
dispatches to different
parts of the field.
In the course of the
campaign then several
times vigorously engaged
the enemy.

(Back):
Companies A and C
1st Ohio Cavalry

(Right):
Companies A and C
1st Ohio Cavalry
were organized for 3 years
autumn of 1861.
Served in the Virginias
until spring of 1864.
Were then sent west to join
the Regiment. Serving with the
Army of the Cumberland.
Reenlisted as veterans in
December 1863.
Participated
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Front of Monument
Above the text is a pair of crossed sabers and a horse's head.
in many
important battles and in
the capture of the
Confederate president.
Mustered out in
September, 1865.

 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 48.496′ N, 77° 13.836′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Taneytown Road (State Highway 134) and Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Taneytown Road. 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. J. Hummelbaugh Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st West Virginia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker);
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Left Side of Monument
Sixth Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery Reserve (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Battalion of Engineers (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  1st Ohio Cavalry Regiment. Short regimental history. Most of the regiment served in the Western Theater during
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Back of Monument
the war. However as noted on the monument, Companies A and C were detached for the first half of the war. Their history is discussed at the bottom of the page. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
Marker on Tarneytown Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
6. Marker on Tarneytown Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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