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

Cavalry Division

Army of Northern Virginia

 
 
Cavalry Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Cavalry Division Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Cavalry Division

Stuart's Division Major General J.E.B. Stuart

Hampton's Brigade Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton, Col. L. S. Baker
Robertson's Brigade Brig. Gen. Beverly H. Robertson
Fitz Lee's Brigade Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee
Jenkins's Brigade Brig. Gen. A.G. Jenkins, Col. M.J. Ferguson
Jones's Brigade Brig. Gen. William E. Jones
W.H.F. Lee's Brigade Col. J.R. Chambliss, Jr.
Stuart's Horse Artillery Six Batteries Major R.F. Beckham

Robertson's and Jones's Brigades with 3 batteries detached and operating on right flank of the Army

July 1. The Division on the march from Dover to Carlisle received information that the Confederate Army was concentrating at Gettysburg

July 2. The advance near Gettysburg late in the afternoon engaged with Custer's Cavalry Brigade at Hunterstown on the left and rear of Early's Division

July 3. Pursuant to order the Cavalry Division of Four Brigades took position on the left in advance of Early on a ridge which controlled the open ground toward Hanover. Gregg's Union Cavalry was massed in full view. The sharpshooters were advanced and soon became engaged. The battle continued until near night being hotly contested. At night the Division withdrew to the York Road.

July 4. The Division was posted on the flanks
Cavalry Division Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Cavalry Division Monument
and rear of the Army.

Casualties Killed 36 Wounded 140 Missing 64 Total 240
 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.102′ N, 77° 10.206′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Confederate Cavalry Avenue), on the right when traveling north. 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. Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Hampton's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Chambliss's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horse Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green's Battery - Jones's Battalion (approx. mile away); Jenkins's Brigade (approx. mile away); Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stuart Strikes the Rear (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cavalry Division Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Cavalry Division Tablet
Cavalry Division Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. Cavalry Division Monument
Trostle Farm image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
5. Trostle Farm
Along Hoffman Road to the west of the Cavalry Battlefield is the Trostle Farm House. Somewhere in the vicinity of the house, a gun from Jackson's Battery fired four shots on the morning of July 3, 1863. These four shot were answered by counterfire from Pennington's Federal battery to the east, starting the cavalry fighting on this side of the Gettysburg battlefield.
Issac Miller Farm image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
6. Issac Miller Farm
Just west of the East Cavalry Battlefield, on Cavalry Field Road, is the site of Issac Miller's Farm. The sign in front of the property indicates the farm was used as a hospital by Stuart's Division on July 3, 1863.
 
 
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