Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First U.S. Cavalry
Reserve Brigade - First Division - Cavalry Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Reserve Brigade First Division
First U.S. Cavalry
Captain Robert S. C. Lord commanding
Detachment at Headquarters Army of the Potomac
July 3 Moved with the Brigade at 12 m under Brig. General W. Merritt from Emmitsburg and attacked the Confederate right and rear and was engaged for four hours until the action was brought to a close by a heavy rain.
Casualties Killed 1 man. Wounded 9 men. Missing 5 men.
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 46.47′ N, 77° 15.845′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Located on the South Cavalry Battlefield section of Gettysburg National Military Park. A residential road runs behind the tablet location, but it is best reached by way of a foot path from the pull off on Emmitsburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Second U.S. Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Reserve Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery K, First U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Sixth U.S. Cavalry (about 300 feet away); 1st & 2d Regiments United States Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chaplain Samuel Henry Stein (approx. half a mile away); Manor of Maske (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. South Cavalry Battlefield. Civil War Album page with a map of the action in this sector of the battlefield, narrative of the action, and additional site photos. (Submitted on November 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 1st U.S. Cavalry. A regimental history. (Submitted on November 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
More. Search the internet for First U.S. Cavalry.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on November 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.