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

Sixth Regiment U.S. Cavalry

 
 
Sixth Regiment U.S. Cavalry Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
1. Sixth Regiment U.S. Cavalry Tablet
Inscription.
The Marshall and Culberson House
were the
temporary field hospitals of
the Regiment on July 3rd 1863
The Regiment commanded by Major S.H. Starr was sent to Fairfield to capture a Confederate wagon train, guarded by Jones' Brigade of Confederate cavalry consisting of the 6th, 7th & 11th Regt's Virginia Cavalry. Clue's Virginia Battery, and the 35th Virginia Battalion were met on this road & after a severe hand-to-hand fight were compelled to retire.

Brought into action 400.
Lost 242.
Erected by the survivors 1909.
 
Erected 1909 by Survivors of the Sixth U.S. Cavalry.
 
Location. 39° 49.715′ N, 77° 22.123′ W. Marker is near Fairfield, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Carrolls Tract Road (County Route 3011) and Knox Road, on the right when traveling south on Carrolls Tract Road. Click for map. Located in front of the Marshall House (mentioned on the tablet). Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Carrolls Tract Road, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jones's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hugh Culbertson Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away);
The Benjamin Marshall House and Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
2. The Benjamin Marshall House and Tablet
Robertson's Brigade (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lower Marsh Creek Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Field Hospital (approx. 2.8 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fairfield (approx. 2.9 miles away); "Tapeworm Railroad" (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Fairfield. From Gettysburg Daily: Civil War authors J.D. Petruzzi Steve Stanley tour the Battle of Fairfield (Third of a three part series). (Submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1.
The correct address is 1050 Carrolls Tract RD Gettysburg.
    — Submitted December 6, 2010, by Kevin Bream of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,491 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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