Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Co. A Purnell Legion
Maryland's Tribute to Her Loyal Sons
Capt. Robert E. Duvall.
served in the cavalry engagement
on this flank. July 2nd and 3rd 1863.
Organized at Pikesville MD.
Sept. Oct. and Nov. 1861
Mustered out at Fort Monroe, Va.
July 23 1865.
Erected 1890 by State of Maryland.
Location. 39° 49.588′ N, 77° 9.877′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Gregg Avenue), on the right when traveling east. 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Violent Collision of Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division Union Cavalry (about 400 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 600 feet away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (about 700 feet away); First New Jersey Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stuart Strikes the Rear (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Purnell Legion Cavalry. Short unit history. The "Legion" was created with companies of infantry and cavalry along with artillery batteries, grouped as one unit. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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