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Sixth Ohio Cavalry

2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

 

— Cavalry Corps —

 
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By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
1. Sixth Ohio Cavalry Monument
At the peak of the monument is the symbol of the Cavalry Corps.
Inscription.  
(Front):
Sixth Ohio Cavalry
2 Brigade 2 Division Cavalry Corps
Erected by the State of Ohio

(Left):
The Sixth Ohio Cavalry
served during the Gettysburg Campaign with Huey's Brigade, taking part in several severe engagements. During the battle of Gettysburg it was on detached service with the Brigade at Manchester, Md.

(Back):
Sixth Ohio Cavalry
Organized at Warren, Ohio.
Dec. 14. 1861.
Served with the National Armies
in Virginia under
Bayard, Buford, Pleasanton,
Kilpatrick,
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Left Side of Monument
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Gregg, Smith,
Crook and Sheridan.
Its Veteran Companies reenlisted
January 1864.
Mustered out Aug 7. 1865.

(Right):
Principal Engagements:
Cross Keys
Groveton
Kelly's Ford, 1863
Stoneman's Raid, 1863
Aldie
Upperville
Gettysburg Campaign
Mine Run
Auburn
Bristoe Station
Wilderness
Sheridan's Raids, 1864
Cold Harbor
Malvern Hill, 1864
Mitchell's Shop
Hawes Shop
Bodton Plank Road
Dinwiddie C.H.
Sailor's Creek
Appomattox C.H.

 
Erected 1887 by State of Ohio.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is December 14, 1861.
 
Location. 39° 48.47′ N, 77° 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
3. Back of Monument
13.836′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Taneytown Road (Route 134) and Pleasonton Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Taneytown Road. Located near the service building for 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. J. Hummelbaugh Farm (here, next to this marker); Artillery Reserve (a few steps from this marker); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Corps Headquarters (about 300
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st West Virginia Cavalry (about 300 feet away); United States Battalion of Engineers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
 
Also see . . .  6th Ohio Cavalry. Short history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Sixth Ohio Cavalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, September 29, 2012
5. Sixth Ohio Cavalry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,081 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on September 30, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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