Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Companies E and I
6th Pennsylvania Cavalry
— "Lancers" —
6th Penna. Cavalry
1st Div. Cavalry Corps
On duty as escort to
Maj. Gen'l. George G. Meade
Com'dg Army of the Potomac
Erected by the survivors
of the Regiment
The main body of this regiment during the 3d day of the battle were actively engaged on the extreme left flank of the Army on Emmittsburg Pike, where a monument has been erected commemorating their services.
Four companies were specially detailed by Gen. Geo. G. Meade for hazardous duty in the rear of "Lee's Army."
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.876′ N, 77° 13.927′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Taneytown Road (State Highway 134) and Hunt Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Taneytown Road. Located on a walking trail extending between Cemetery Ridge and Meade's Headquarters, near the Leister 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. 93rd New York Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Oneida New York Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of Major General George G. Meade (within shouting distance of this marker); Lydia Leister Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Eighth U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Independent Battery, New York Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Headquarters of Brigadier General Henry Hunt (about 400 feet away); Catherine Guinn Farm (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
More about this marker. Some sources state an additional inscription is on the opposite side of the plaque.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monuments
Also see . . . Rush's Lancers. Website detailing the history of the regiment. (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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 965 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 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.