Mount Pleasant Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Division - Cavalry Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Cavalry Corps Second Division
Col. J. Irvin Gregg
1st Maine (10 cos.) 10th New York
4th, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry
July 2 Arrived and took position on Hanover Road 2 miles from Gettysburg in proximity to Lieut. Gen. Ewell's Corps about 11 a.m. Two regiments of infantry from Eleventh Corps were in front as skirmishers. They were withdrawn about 3 p.m. and 10th New York deployed in their place. Confederate sharpshooters from hill and woods in front were annoying. Fifty dismounted men were ordered to drive them back but were themselves met by a superior force until checked and forced back by the First Brigade
July 3 Took position in morning on Baltimore Pike and moved to the right near Hanover Road. Not engaged in Cavalry fight except one section of Batteries E & G 1st U.S. Lieut J. Chester Ordered to the left to meet a threatened attack.
July 4 Made a reconnaissance to Hunterstown and forced in Confederate pickets
Casualties Killed 6 men. Wounded 12 men. Captured or missing 1 officer 2 men. Total 21
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1863.
Location. 39° 49.088′ N, 77° 10.166′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Mount Pleasant Township. Marker is at the intersection of East Cavalry Avenue and Hanover Road (Pennsylvania Route 116), on the right when traveling north on East Cavalry Avenue. Located at the south entrance to the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); First Maine Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery H, 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away); Co. A Purnell LegionSecond Brigade (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Brevet Major General John Irvin Gregg. Short biographical sketch of General Gregg from author Eric Wittenberg. (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. John Irvin Gregg. John Irvin Gregg (July 19, 1826 – January 6, 1892) was a career U.S. Army officer. He fought in the Mexican-American War and during the American Civil War as a general officer in the Union army. (Submitted on November 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. John Irvin Gregg - Find-a-grave. Civil War Union Brevet Major General. A veteran of the Mexican War, he served as a Captain in 11th US Infantry who stood 6'4" tall and was called "Long John" by the men who served under his command. (Submitted on November 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,062 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on November 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on January 1, 2009, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 5, 6. submitted on November 26, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 7. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.