Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
21st Pennsylvania Cavalry
near this spot on June 26th 1863 fell
Private George W. Sandoe
an advance scout of a company of volunteer cavalry
afterwards Co. B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry
the first Union soldier killed at Gettysburg
Mustered out Feb. 20, 1864
Total enrollment 1117
Killed Men 3
Captured Men 1
Died of disease Men 17
Mustered out July 8, 1865
total enrollment 1724
Killed Officers 1 Men 49
Died of wounds officers 1 men 24
Died of disease officers 1 men 93
Captured officer 1 Men 32
Wounded officers 12 men 196
Missing officers 3 men 22
Total officers 19 men 416
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Erected 1894 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1863.
Location. 39° 48.56′ N, 77° 13.128′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is at the intersection of Baltimore Pike (State Highway 97) and Colgrove Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Pike. 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. A different marker also named 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 12th Corps Headquarters (about 600 feet away); McAllister's Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry. The regiment was called up initially for six months. When that time expired, the regiment was mustered again for a three year service period. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,543 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 10, 11. submitted on April 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.