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

21st Pennsylvania Cavalry

 
 
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By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Inscription. (Front):
21 Pa. Cav.

Brev. Brig. General
Wm. H. Boyd.
Raised the first company of cavalry for the war,
Co. C. 1st N.Y. [Lincoln] Cav. mustered July 19,
1861 promoted to col. 21st Pv. Cav. Aug. 20th 1863.
Discharged Nov. 4th for wound received at
Cold Harbor, Va. June 3rd 1864.
Born July 14th 1825.
Died Oct 7th 1887.

(Back):
Erected to the memory
of the
21st Pa. V. Cavalry
(182 Regt.)
by the regimental association and friends.
Dedicated Oct. 4th, 1894.

Mustered June 23 1863. Remustered for 3 yrs.
Feb. 20th 1864. Mustered out July 8th 1865.
Participated in 28 engagements. Total
casualties 459.

Near this spot on June 26th 1863 fell
Priv. Geo. M. Sandoe of Capt. Robert Bell's
Independent Cav. Co. of Adams Co. After-
wards Co. B. 21st P.V. Cav. He was the
first soldier killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg

Brevet Brig. General Oliver B. Knowles. Enlisted in the first Co. of Cav. for the war, Co. C 1st N.Y. [Lincoln]
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Front Inscription
Cav. Mustered July 19, 1861. Promoted to Maj, 21st Pa. Cav. Mar. 1864 to Col. Nov. 1864, Discharged July 18, 1865. Born Jan. 3rd 1842. Died Dec. 5th 1866.

(Left):
Field officers
Lieut. Col. R. F. Moson
Major Robert Bell
Major Chas. F. Gillies
Major Rich'd Rykman

(Right):
Monumental Com.
Capt. Wm. H. Boyd Co. E.
Lieut. James T. Long Co. A.
Sergt H. P. Bingham Co. B.
Hon. Thad. M. Mahon, Co. B.
John C. Lower Co. B

 
Erected 1894 by 21st Pennsylvania Regimental Association.
 
Location. 39° 48.534′ N, 77° 13.099′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97), on the right when traveling north. 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); 12th Corps Headquarters
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Back of Monument
Note inscription on "foot" of Monument.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (about 700 feet away); McAllister's Mill (about 700 feet 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); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  21st Pennsylvania Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Left Side of Monument
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By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Right Side of Monument
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By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
 
 
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