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

12th Illinois Cavalry

1st Brigade, 1st Division

 

— Cavalry Corps —

 
12th Illinois Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 12th Illinois Cavalry Monument
On top of the monument is a saddle, with bedrolls and saddle bags attached. A bronze disk with the state seal is atop crossed sabers and an palm branch.
Inscription.  (Front):
12th
Illinois Cavalry
1st Brig. 1st Div.
Cav. Corps.
First line of battle
July 1, 1863
held until relieved
by 1st Corps
—————
One squadron picketing
ridge east of Marsh Creek
met enemy's left advance
—————
Killed
Ferdinand Ushuer
Thos. G. Blanset
John Ellis
Gabriel B. Durham
Homer C. Stedman

(Back):
Regiment retired to
ridge on left rear,
with Brigade fought
dismounted, repulsing
attacks of the enemy.
Covered the withdrawal
of line to Cemetery Hill
and in the evening
took position on
left flank of the Army
———————
July 2, 1863
Buford's Division
retired toward Westminster

 
Erected 1891 by State of Illinois.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1822.
 
Location. 39° 50.224′ N, 77° 14.913′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Front Inscription
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County. Memorial is on Reynolds Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located south of the Second Railroad Cut 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. First Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Wisconsin Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 95th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Regiment New York State Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); 143d Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd Indiana Cavalry (about 400 feet away); First Corps (about 400 feet away); 147th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Back Inscription
12th Illinois Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. 12th Illinois Cavalry Monument
The 12th Illinois Cavalry occupied a position just south of the railroad cut until relieved by Federal infantry.
Saddle, Bedroll & Saddle Bags image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, April 20, 2011
5. Saddle, Bedroll & Saddle Bags
12th Illinois Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, April 20, 2011
6. 12th Illinois Cavalry Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,748 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on June 16, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

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