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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Massachusetts Cavalry

3d Brigade

 

— 2nd Cavalry Division —

 
First Massachusetts Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. First Massachusetts Cavalry Monument
Inscription.  
First Mass. Cavalry
3d Brigade
2nd Cavalry Division
on detached service

 
Erected 1885 by State of Massachusetts.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 47.764′ N, 77° 14.051′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sedgwick Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located on the south part of Cemetery Ridge 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. 7th Massachusetts Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Major General John Sedgwick (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Massachusetts Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st New York Light Artillery
First Massachusetts Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
2. First Massachusetts Cavalry Marker
An equestrian statue of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick can be seen behind the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Maine Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
First Massachusetts Cavalry Marker at sunset image. Click for full size.
By Henry T. McLin, May 4, 2014
3. First Massachusetts Cavalry Marker at sunset
First Massachusetts Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. First Massachusetts Cavalry Monument
Standing in front of the Sedgwick equestrian statue. The 1st Massachusetts Cavalry was attached to Sedgwick's headquarters at the time of the battle.
Monument to the First Massachusetts Cavalry on the site of Sedgwick's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
5. Monument to the First Massachusetts Cavalry on the site of Sedgwick's Headquarters
from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel, Vol. 3, 1887.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 976 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on May 5, 2014, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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