Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Pennsylvania Cavalry
Army of the Potomac
Reached the field at noon from Hanover
engaged dismounted a Confederate
brigade of infantry on Brinkerhoff's Ridge
from 6 to 10 p.m.
July 3rd engaged mounted and
dismounted with the Confederate Cavalry
Division on this field from 2 p.m.
until evening portions of the regiment
advancing in a mounted charge
and driving the enemy beyond the Rummel
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 49.637′ N, 77° 9.754′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, 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. Union Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Division (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); Co. A Purnell Legion (about 600 feet away); A Violent Collision of Cavalry (about 700 feet away); Second Brigade (about 800 feet away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument. Blog posting by Jenny Goellnitz providing some background information on the monument. (Submitted on July 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry. Outline of the unit's Civil War service. In spite of service through most of the war, and action at many of the largest battles, the regimented suffered relatively few casualties. 1 Officer and 41 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 125 Enlisted men by disease. (Submitted on July 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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