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

Union Cavalry

 

—Gregg Cavalry Shaft —

 
Union Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Union Cavalry Monument
Also known as the Gregg Cavalry Shaft.
Inscription. (East Face Inscription):
This Shaft
marks the field of the engagement
between the
Union Cavalry
commanded by Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg
and the
Confederate Cavalry
Commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
July 3d, 1863.


(North Face Inscription):
Union Forces.
2d Brigade 3d Cavalry Division
Brig. Gen. G. A. Custer.
1st Mich. Cavalry, Col. C. H. Town.
5th Mich. Cavalry, Col. R. A. Alger.
6th Mich Cavalry, Col. Geo. Gray.
7th Michigan Cavalry, Col. W. D. Mann.

Union Artillery
Randol's Light Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery
Pennington's Light Battery M, 2nd U.S. Artillery
2d Sec. Light Battery H, 3d Penna.


(South Face Inscription):
Union Forces
1st Brigade, 2d Cavalry Division
Col. J. B. McIntosh.
3d Penna. Cavalry, Lt. Col. E.S. Jones.
1st New Jersey Cavalry, Maj. M.R.
East Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. East Face
Beaumont.
1st Maryland Cavalry, Lt. Col. J.M. Deems

3d Brigade, 2d Cavalry Division.
Col. J. Irvin Gregg.
16th Penna. Cavalry, Lt. Col. J.K. Robinson.
4th Penna. Cavalry, Lt. Col. W.E. Doster.
1st Maine Cavalry, Lt. Col. C. H. Smith.
10th New York Cavalry, Maj. M.H. Avery.
1st Mass Cavalry, Lt. Col. G. S. Curtis
Purnell Troop A, Md, Cavalry
Co., A 1st Ohio.


(West Face Inscription):
Confederate Forces
Cavalry
Hampton's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton.
Fitz Lee's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Fitz Hugh Lee.
Jenkins Brigade, Col. M. J. Furguson.
W.H.F. Lee's Brigade, Col. J.R. Chambiss.

Artillery
McGregor's Virginia Battery.
Breathed's Maryland Battery
Griffin's 2d Maryland Battery.

 
Erected 1884.
 
Location. 39° 49.584′ N, 77° 9.781′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg
North Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. North Face
, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Gregg Avenue), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Co. A Purnell Legion (about 400 feet away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (about 500 feet away); A Violent Collision of Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. East Cavalry Battlefield. National Park Service page. (Submitted on July 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
South Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. South Face
 

2. Cavalry Field Monument. Blog posting by Jenny Goellnitz providing some background information on the monument. (Submitted on July 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
West Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. West Face
Gregg Cavalry Shaft (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
6. Gregg Cavalry Shaft (Rear View)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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