Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
21st Pennsylvania Cavalry
Brev. Brig. General
Wm. H. Boyd.
Raised the first company of cavalry for the war,
Co. C. 1st N.Y. [Lincoln] Cav. mustered July 19,
1861 promoted to col. 21st Pv. Cav. Aug. 20th 1863.
Discharged Nov. 4th for wound received at
Cold Harbor, Va. June 3rd 1864.
Born July 14th 1825.
Died Oct 7th 1887.
21st Pa. V. Cavalry
by the regimental association and friends.
Dedicated Oct. 4th, 1894.
Mustered June 23 1863. Remustered for 3 yrs.
Feb. 20th 1864. Mustered out July 8th 1865.
Participated in 28 engagements. Total
Near this spot on June 26th 1863 fell
Priv. Geo. M. Sandoe of Capt. Robert Bell's
Independent Cav. Co. of Adams Co. After-
first soldier killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg
Brevet Brig. General Oliver B. Knowles. Enlisted in the first Co. of Cav. for the war, Co. C 1st N.Y. [Lincoln] Cav. Mustered July 19, 1861. Promoted to Maj, 21st Pa. Cav. Mar. 1864 to Col. Nov. 1864, Discharged July 18, 1865. Born Jan. 3rd 1842. Died Dec. 5th 1866.
Lieut. Col. R. F. Moson
Major Robert Bell
Major Chas. F. Gillies
Major Rich'd Rykman
Capt. Wm. H. Boyd Co. E.
Lieut. James T. Long Co. A.
Sergt H. P. Bingham Co. B.
Hon. Thad. M. Mahon, Co. B.
John C. Lower Co. B
Erected 1894 by 21st Pennsylvania Regimental Association.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Animals • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 19, 1861.
Location. 39° 48.534′ N, 77° 13.099′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Memorial is 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); 12th Corps Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathaniel Lightner Farm (about 700 feet away); McAllister's Mill (about 700 feet away); Battery M, 1st New York Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 10th Maine Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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