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3rd West Virginia Cavalry

 
 
3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. 3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument
Inscription.  
Erected by the state of
West Virginia
to commemorate the
valor and fidelity
of the
Third West Virginia Cavalry

 
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 50.615′ N, 77° 14.876′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. 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. 6th New York Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (about 700 feet away); A Useless Slaughter (approx. 0.2 miles away); 9th New York Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 76th New York Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (approx. ¼ mile away); 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); 11th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  3rd West Virginia Cavalry. A short history of the regiment by author/historian J.D. Petruzzi. The regiment was represented by two companies at the battle of Gettysburg. (Submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Close Up of the Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Close Up of the Inscription
The lettering is badly weathered. But the crossed sabers at the top of the monument are still quite discernible.
3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. 3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument
3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
4. 3rd West Virginia Cavalry Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,448 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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