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21st Pennsylvania Cavalry

 
 
21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
21st Penna.
Cavalry
near this spot on June 26th 1863 fell
Private George W. Sandoe
an advance scout of a company of volunteer cavalry
afterwards Co. B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry
the first Union soldier killed at Gettysburg

(Right):
Organized at Harrisburg Pa. June 23 August 1, 1863
Mustered out Feb. 20, 1864
Total enrollment 1117
Killed Men 3
Captured Men 1
Died of disease Men 17
Total 21

(Left):
Organized at Harrisburg Pa. Feb 1864
Mustered out July 8, 1865
total enrollment 1724
Killed Officers 1 Men 49
Died of wounds officers 1 men 24
Died of disease officers 1 men 93
Captured officer 1 Men 32
Wounded officers 12 men 196
Missing officers 3 men 22
Total officers 19 men 416

(Back):
Front Royal
Mt. Jackson
Harrisonburg
Cold Harbor - Bellefield
Jerusalem Plank Road - Hatcher's Run
Petersburg - Dinwiddie Court House
Weldon Rail Road - Five Forks
Poplar Spring Church - Amelia Springs
Boydton Road - Sailors Creek
Stoney Creek Station - Farmville
Appomattox
State Coat of Arms and Upper Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. State Coat of Arms and Upper Front Inscription

 
Erected 1894 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 48.56′ N, 77° 13.128′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97) and Colgrove Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Pike. Click for map. 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. A different marker also named 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12th Corps Headquarters (about 600 feet away); McAllister's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  21st Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Lower Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Lower Front Inscription
The regiment was called up initially for six months. When that time expired, the regiment was mustered again for a three year service period. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Horse's Head on Front image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Horse's Head on Front
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
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
7. Back of Monument
21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
8. 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Baltimore Pike Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
9. Baltimore Pike Looking North
Looking north from the monument on Baltimore Pike. The pike crosses a branch of Rock Creek near the monument location.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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