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

4th New York Cavalry

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

— Cavalry Corps —

 
4th New York Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. 4th New York Cavalry Monument
At the top of the monument is the symbol of the Cavalry Corps. In the center of the shaft is the State Seal of New York.
Inscription.  (Front):
4th New York
Cavalry
2nd. Brig. 2nd. Div. Cavalry Corps

(Back):
This regiment participated in
the Gettysburg Campaign until
reaching Hanover Junction
June 30th, when with the Brigade
it was detached and moved to
Manchester where it picketed
the surrounding country until
July 3rd, when it proceeded to
Westminster. On the 4th it
joined Kilpatrick's Division
in pursuit of the enemy and with
it participated at Monterey
Pass that night, and in the many
other cavalry engagements
until the enemy recrossed
the Potomac

 
Erected 1889 by State of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 48.512′ N, 77° 14.075′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Pleasonton Avenue and Humphres Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Pleasonton Avenue. Located just north of the Pennsylvania Memorial in Gettysburg
Plaque on Back image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Plaque on Back
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. 2nd New York Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2d Corps Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Cavalry Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania State Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  4th New York Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Relief of Horse's Head on Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Relief of Horse's Head on Front of Monument
Saber Belt and Scabbard image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Saber Belt and Scabbard
Artwork at the base of the monument.
Cavalry Corps Symbol at the Back Top image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
5. Cavalry Corps Symbol at the Back Top
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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