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

Gregg Cavalry Shaft

 
 
Union Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Union Cavalry Monument
Also known as the Gregg Cavalry Shaft.
Inscription.  (East Face Inscription):
This Shaft
marks the field of the engagement
between the
Union Cavalry
commanded by Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg
and the
Confederate Cavalry
Commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
July 3d, 1863.


(North Face Inscription):
Union Forces.
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.

Union Artillery
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):
Union Forces
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.
East Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. East Face
Doster.
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):
Confederate Forces
Cavalry
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.

Artillery
McGregor's Virginia Battery.
Breathed's Maryland Battery
Griffin's 2d Maryland Battery.

 
Erected 1884.
 
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
North Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. North Face
(about 400 feet away); 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.
 
South Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
4. South Face
West Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. West Face
Gregg Cavalry Shaft (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
6. Gregg Cavalry Shaft (Rear View)
Major General David McMurtrie Gregg of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
7. Major General David McMurtrie Gregg of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment
by Frederick Gutekunst between 1862 and 1865.
Monument on the Field of the Cavalry Fight Between the Forces of Gregg and Stuart image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
8. Monument on the Field of the Cavalry Fight Between the Forces of Gregg and Stuart
from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel, Vol. 3, 1887.
 
 
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.
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