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

First Pennsylvania Cavalry

First Brigade, 2nd Division

 

—Cavalry Corps —

 
First Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. First Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
First Pennsylvania Cavalry
1 Brigade 2 Division Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac

(Right):
Recruited in Montgomery, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Centre, Clinton, Greene, Fayette, Washington and Allegheny Counties

Participated in 66 engagements among which are the following:
Dranesville, Strasburg, Harrisonburg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Thoroughfare Gap, Gainesville, 2 Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Aldie, Middleburg, Gettysburg, Shepherdstown, Muddy Run, Culpeper, Rapidan River, Sulphur Springs, Auburn, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, Todd's Tavern, Davenport, Fortifications of Richmond, Hawes' Shop, Cold Harbor, Trevillian Station, White House, St. Mary's Church, Reams' Station July 12, 1864, Malvern Hill, Charles City Cross Road, Reams' Station August 26, 1864, Hatcher's Run, Dinwiddie Court House, Paines' Cross Roads, Amelia Springs, Sailor's Creek, Farmville, Appomattox

(Left):
Mustered in July-Sept. 1861 Re-enlisted Jan-Feb. 1864
Consolidated with the 6. and 17. Pena. Cavalry to form the 2. Provisional Penna.
Cavalry June 17 1865 Mustered out August 7 1865
At the opening of the artillery fire on the afternoon of July 3 the regiment was in line to the left and rear of this position with orders from Gen. Meade to
First Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roy F. Gehris, August 5, 2010
2. First Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
"charge the assaulting column should it succeed in breaking the infantry line in front."
Present at Gettysburg 30 officers and 388 men
Total enrollment 1500
Killed and died of wounds Officers 8 Men 37
Wounded Officers 22 Men 256
Died of disease, etc. Officers 2 Men 106
Captured or missing Officers 4 Men 102
Total Casualties 537

 
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.771′ N, 77° 14.122′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the "Angle" on 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. Major General Alexander Webb (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Maine Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (a few steps from this marker); The High Water Mark (a few steps from this marker); Pickett's Charge (a few steps from this marker); Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker);
First Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, August 9, 2011
3. First Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
At twilight.
Battlefield Landmarks - South and West (a few steps from this marker); 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Front of Monument
The cavalry symbol appears above the state coat of arms.
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
6. Left Side of Monument
Kneeling Trooper image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
7. Kneeling Trooper
Note the detail of the trooper's weapon and accouterments.
Trooper Looking Beyond the Copse of Trees image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
8. Trooper Looking Beyond the Copse of Trees
First Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
9. First Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
To the left of the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument is a monument to General Alexander Webb and a tablet for Webb's Brigade.
Left Flank of 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
10. Left Flank of 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry
Looking from the left flank marker stone for the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry. The right flank marker stone is just in front of the closet artillery caisson in the background. As with many flank markers at Gettysburg, these stones should be considered as more relative than absolute.
First Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Santarelli, October 26, 2008
11. First Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
Morning on Cemetery Ridge
First Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 12, 2003
12. First Pennsylvania Cavalry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,501 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Roy F. Gehris of Bowers, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   11. submitted on , by Mike Santarelli of Glenside, Pennsylvania.   12. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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