Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Maine Cavalry
First Maine Cavalry on this battle-field, July 3, 1863
Col. C. H. Smith. Commanding.
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps
Cedar Mountain - Second Bull Run
South Mountain - Antietam
Fredericksburg - Rappahannock St'n
Brandy Station - Aldie
Middleburg - Upperville
Gettysburg - Shepardstown
Sulphur Springs - Mine Run
Fortifications of Richmond - Old Church
Todd's Tavern - Ground Squirrel Church
Hawe's Shop - Cold Harbor
Trevillian Station - St. Mary's Church
Deep Bottom - Reams Station
Wyatt's Farm - Boydton Road
Bellefield - Hatcher's Run
Dinwiddie C.H. - Sailors' Creek
High Bridge - Farmville
Numbers Enrolled 3226.
Killed in action 101. Died of wounds 53.
Died of disease 171. Died in prison 165.
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
Location. 39° 49.075′ N, 77° 10.154′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Road (Pennsylvania Route 116) and East Cavalry Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Hanover Road. Click for map. Located at the south entrance to the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery H, 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away); Co. A Purnell Legion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Division (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . History of the 1st Maine. Short history of the regiment (as well as the 2nd Maine and 1st DC Cavalry). (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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