Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
9th New York Cavalry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
2d Brig. 1st Div. Cavalry Corps
Enlisted, Oct 1. 1861. Re enlisted Jan. 2. 1864. Mustered out July 17. 1865
Total enlistments among which losses occurred 1981.
Losses during service:
Killed in action, 63. Died of wounds, 32; Others wounded, 270.
Died while prisoners, 16; Others captured, 125; Battle losses, 506.
Killed accidentally, 3; Died of disease, 110; Aggregate losses, 619.
Battles and skirmishes, 141.
Battle flags captured, 5.
Williamsburg. Pope's Campaign. Beverly Ford. Ashby's Gap. Gettysburg.
Williamsport. Brandy Station. Wilderness. Yellow Tavern. Meadow Bridge.
Cold Harbor. Trevilian Station. Deep Bottom. Smithfield. Leetown.
Winchester. Port Republic. Tom's Brook. Cedar Creek. Gordonsville.
Waynesboro. Dinwiddie C.H. Five Forks. Sailors Creek. Appomattox.
Position 8 a.m. July 1st 1863.
Picket on Chambersburg Road
Fired on at 5 a.m.
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
Topics. This memorial is listed in War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1810.
Location. 39° 50.756′ N, 77° 14.765′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Buford Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on the West Cavalry Battlefield section 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. A Useless Slaughter (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 500 feet away); 6th New York Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Second Army Corps (about 700 feet away); Ramseur's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 3rd West Virginia Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); O'Neal's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Memorial to First Union Soldier Killed at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. 9th New York Cavalry. Service record of the regiment. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The First Shot Controversy. The inscription on the back of the monument sparked a controversy over who actually fired the first shot of the battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. 9th New York Cavalry Monument. Author/historian J.D. Petruzzi weighs in on the controversy. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.