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

1st & 2d Regiments United States Cavalry

 
 
1st & 2d Regiments United States Cavalry Position Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 1st & 2d Regiments United States Cavalry Position Marker
Inscription.  
Position Occupied
by
Detachments
of the
1st. & 2d. Regiments
United States Cavalry
During July 3d. 1863

 
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 46.636′ N, 77° 15.926′ 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 south. Located on the South Cavalry Battlefield section of Gettysburg National Military Park, off an unnamed and unpaved park 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 this marker. Sixth U.S. Cavalry (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reserve Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery K, First U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); First U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Looking down the Unnamed Lane image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Looking down the Unnamed Lane
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Chaplain Samuel Henry Stein (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fifth U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. Best reached by parking at the main South Cavalry Battlefield pulloff, then walking north to the unnamed road. It was at one time called "Merritt Avenue".
 
The Unnamed Lane image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. The Unnamed Lane
The lane was likely an old road used in the early days of the park. Unmaintained today, it leads to position markers for the 1st and 2nd US Cavalry and the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
The Regulars Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. The Regulars Advance
The US Regular Cavalry Regiments in Merritt's Brigade, including the 1st and 2nd U.S. Cavalry, advanced across the open fields here in the afternoon of July 3rd.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,266 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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Sep. 26, 2020