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Third Pennsylvania Cavalry

 
 
Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Inscription. (Around the Base):
First Brigade
Second Division
Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac

(Back Inscription):
July 2nd 1863
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
Farm buildings

 
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);
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Back of Monument
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
 
Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
The monument stands at the end of an old park roadbed which passes the Gregg Cavalry Shaft.
Stonewalls along Hoffman Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
4. Stonewalls along Hoffman Road
3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry and 2nd Virginia Infantry fought over the stone walls along Hoffman Road on July 2, 1863.
Memorial Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Memorial Flagpole
Further to the west, along the Cavalry Field Road stands a memorial flagpole dedicated To the memory of Brevet Lieut. Colonel Wm. Brooke-Rawle, 1843-1915. Brooke-Rawle was a member of the 3rd Pennsylvania.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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