Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1st West Virginia Cavalry
to commemorate the
valor and fidelity
First West Virginia Cavalry
Erected 1898 by State of West Virginia.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 39° 48.52′ N, 77° 13.839′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is on Taneytown Road (State Highway 134), on the right when traveling south. 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. Companies A and C, 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Hummelbaugh Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sixth Ohio Cavalry (about 300 feet away); Batteries B & L, Second U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); First Brigade (about 300 feet away); Artillery Reserve (about 400 feet away); 1st Corps HeadquartersUnited States Battalion of Engineers (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 1st West Virginia Cavalry at Gettysburg. Includes the Report of Maj. Charles E. Capehart, commanding the regiment after Gettysburg. Col. Natheniel P. Richmond of the regiment succeeded Brig. Gen. Farnsworth who was killed in the battle. (Submitted on February 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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