Mount Pleasant Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gregg Cavalry Shaft
marks the field of the engagement
commanded by Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg
Commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
July 3d, 1863.
(North Face Inscription):
2d Brigade 3d Cavalry Division
Brig. Gen. G. A. Custer.
1st Mich. Cavalry, Col. C. H. Town.
5th Mich. Cavalry, Col. R. A. Alger.
6th Mich Cavalry, Col. Geo. Gray.
7th Michigan Cavalry, Col. W. D. Mann.
Randol's Light Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery
Pennington's Light Battery M, 2nd U.S. Artillery
2d Sec. Light Battery H, 3d Penna.
(South Face Inscription):
1st Brigade, 2d Cavalry Division
Col. J. B. McIntosh.
3d Penna. Cavalry, Lt. Col. E.S. Jones.
1st New Jersey Cavalry, Maj. M.R. Beaumont.
1st Maryland Cavalry, Lt. Col. J.M. Deems
3d Brigade, 2d Cavalry Division.
Col. J. Irvin Gregg.
16th Penna. Cavalry, Lt. Col. J.K. Robinson.
4th Penna. Cavalry, Lt. Col. W.E.
1st Maine Cavalry, Lt. Col. C. H. Smith.
10th New York Cavalry, Maj. M.H. Avery.
1st Mass Cavalry, Lt. Col. G. S. Curtis
Purnell Troop A, Md, Cavalry
Co., A 1st Ohio.
(West Face Inscription):
Hampton's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton.
Fitz Lee's Brigade, Brig. Gen. Fitz Hugh Lee.
Jenkins Brigade, Col. M. J. Ferguson.
W.H.F. Lee's Brigade, Col. J.R. Chambliss.
McGregor's Virginia Battery.
Breathed's Maryland Battery
Griffin's 2d Maryland Battery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 49.584′ N, 77° 9.781′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Gregg Avenue), on the right when traveling west. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the 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. Second Division (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Co. A Purnell Legion 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (about 500 feet away); A Thunderous Charge (about 600 feet away); Second Brigade (about 600 feet away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant Township.
Regarding Gregg Cavalry Shaft. Although named after David McM. Gregg, the Union cavalry commander on the east flank, it was the first monument on the Gettysburg battlefield to honor both Union and Confederate units. The monument was dedicated on October 15, 1884.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,344 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on August 29, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 7, 8. submitted on December 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.