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Mount Pleasant Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Maine Cavalry

 
 
First Maine Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. First Maine Cavalry Monument
Inscription.  
(Front):
This monument commemorates the services of the
First Maine Cavalry on this battle-field, July 3, 1863
Col. C. H. Smith. Commanding.
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps

(Back):
Middletown - Winchester
Cedar Mountain - Second Bull Run
South Mountain - Antietam
Fredericksburg - Rappahannock St'n
Brandy Station - Aldie
Middleburg - Upperville
Gettysburg - Shepardstown
Sulphur Springs - Mine Run
Fortifications of Richmond - Old Church
Todd's Tavern - Ground Squirrel Church
Hawe's Shop - Cold Harbor
Trevillian Station - St. Mary's Church
Deep Bottom - Reams Station
Wyatt's Farm - Boydton Road
Bellefield - Hatcher's Run
Dinwiddie C.H. - Sailors' Creek
High Bridge - Farmville
Appomattox C.H.

Numbers Enrolled 3226.
Killed in action 101. Died of wounds 53.
Died of disease 171. Died in prison 165.

 
Erected 1889 by State of Maine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 3, 1863.
 
Location.
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39° 49.075′ N, 77° 10.154′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Mount Pleasant Township. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Road (Pennsylvania Route 116) and East Cavalry Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Hanover Road. 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. Third Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery (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 Legion (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Division (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the 1st Maine. Short history of the regiment (as well as the 2nd Maine and 1st DC Cavalry). (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Front Inscription
 

2. 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. "The Civil War in the East" unit history. (Submitted on May 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Back Inscription
A list of battles in which the 1st Maine participated.
1st Maine Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. 1st Maine Cavalry Monument
1st Maine Cavalry Monument (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
5. 1st Maine Cavalry Monument (Reverse)
1st Maine Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
6. 1st Maine Cavalry Monument
1st Maine Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
7. 1st Maine Cavalry Monument
1st Maine Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
8. 1st Maine Cavalry Monument
First Maine Cavalry Monument Seen from the Hanover Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
9. First Maine Cavalry Monument Seen from the Hanover Road
1st Maine Cavalry Monument<br>Looking West Along Hanover Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
10. 1st Maine Cavalry Monument
Looking West Along Hanover Road
Col. Charles Henry Smith<br>Commander of the 1st Maine Cavalry image. Click for full size.
11. Col. Charles Henry Smith
Commander of the 1st Maine Cavalry
He was awarded the Medal of Honor on April 11, 1895, for his action at St. Mary's Church, Va, June 24, 1864, where he remained in the fight to the close, although severely wounded.
 
 
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 2,411 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   9. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   10, 11. submitted on November 27, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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