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

Third Pennsylvania Cavalry

 
 
Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Inscription.  (Around the Base):
First Brigade
Second Division
Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac

(Back Inscription):
July 2nd 1863
Reached the field at noon from Hanover
engaged dismounted a Confederate
brigade of infantry on Brinkerhoff's Ridge
from 6 to 10 p.m.
July 3rd engaged mounted and
dismounted with the Confederate Cavalry
Division on this field from 2 p.m.
until evening portions of the regiment
advancing in a mounted charge
and driving the enemy beyond the Rummel
Farm buildings

 
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1890.
 
Location. 39° 49.637′ N, 77° 9.754′ W. Marker is near Bonneauville, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Mount Pleasant Township. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Gregg Avenue), on the right when traveling west. Located in 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.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gregg Cavalry Shaft (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Division (about 500 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); Co. A Purnell Legion (about 600 feet away); Come on You Wolverines (about 700 feet away); Second Brigade (about 800 feet away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment - “Young’s Kentucky Light Cavalry”. "The Civil War in the East" unit history. (Submitted on May 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Back of Monument
Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Third Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
The monument stands at the end of an old park roadbed which passes the Gregg Cavalry Shaft.
Stonewalls along Hoffman Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
4. Stonewalls along Hoffman Road
3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry and 2nd Virginia Infantry fought over the stone walls along Hoffman Road on July 2, 1863.
Memorial Flagpole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Memorial Flagpole
Further to the west, along the Cavalry Field Road stands a memorial flagpole dedicated To the memory of Brevet Lieut. Colonel Wm. Brooke-Rawle, 1843-1915. Brooke-Rawle was a member of the 3rd Pennsylvania.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on August 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Jun. 12, 2024