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Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oneida New York Cavalry

 
 
Oneida New York Cavalry Monument Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. Oneida New York Cavalry Monument Plaque
Inscription.  
Oneida
New York Cavalry
General Meade's escort
and Headquarters'
orderlies and couriers
Army of the Potomac
July 2 and 3 1863

 
Erected 1904 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
 
Location. 39° 48.874′ N, 77° 13.939′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taneytown Road (State Highway 134) and Hunt Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located on a walking trail extending between Cemetery Ridge and Meade's Headquarters, near the Leister House, in Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. Headquarters of Major General George G. Meade (a few steps from this marker); Companies E and I (a few steps from this marker); Eighth U.S. Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 93rd New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lydia Leister Farm
State Seal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. State Seal
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Independent Battery, New York Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of Brigadier General Henry Hunt (about 400 feet away); 2d Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .  Oneida Independent New York Cavalry. The company served through the war as the headquarters escort for the Army of the Potomac. (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Oneida New York Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Oneida New York Cavalry Monument
Oneida New York Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
4. Oneida New York Cavalry Marker
The Leister House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
5. The Leister House
Meade's Headquarters during the battle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 992 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on December 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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