Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Division - Cavalry Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
Cavalry Corps Third Division
Brig. Gen. George A. Custer
1st. 5th. 6th. 7th (10 cos.) Michigan Cavalry
June 30 Skirmished with Major Gen. Stuart's Cavalry at Hanover supported Battery M 2d U.S.
July 1 Not engaged.
July 2 Engaged with Brig. Gen. Hampton's Brigade of Major Gen. Stuart's Cavalry at Hunterstown and with the aid of Battery M 2d U.S. forced it from the field. The 7th Michigan dismounted as skirmishers.
July 3 Marched to Two Taverns arriving at daylight and at 8 a.m. moved to the right under orders to report to Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg. Took position north of the Hanover Road and west of the Low Dutch Road. Second Division coming up and connecting on the left. Soon after noon was ordered to join the Division on the extreme left but about 2 p.m. Maj. Gen. Stuart's Division and Brig. Gen. Jenkin's Brigade of Cavalry having been discovered on the right and front Brig. Gen. Custer under orders from Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg turned back his Brigade and with the First Brigade Second Division was immediately engaged with the Confederate forces which were repulsed and forced from the field. Late in the day moved to the extreme left and rejoined the division.
Casualties Killed 1 officer 31 men. Wounded 13 officers, 134 men. Captured or
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.598′ N, 77° 9.909′ 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 (a few steps from this marker); Co. A Purnell Legion (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Cavalry (about 600 feet away); First Brigade (about 600 feet away); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 800 feet away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 . . .
1. George Armstrong Custer. Famous or infamous for his "last stand" facing the Souix Indians in 1876. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. George Armstrong Custer. George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Custer was called to serve with the Union Army. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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