Mount Pleasant Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Co. A Purnell Legion
Maryland's Tribute to Her Loyal Sons
Capt. Robert E. Duvall.
served in the cavalry engagement
on this flank. July 2nd and 3rd 1863.
Organized at Pikesville MD.
Sept. Oct. and Nov. 1861
Mustered out at Fort Monroe, Va.
July 23 1865.
Erected 1890 by State of Maryland.
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° 49.588′ N, 77° 9.877′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Mount Pleasant Township. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Gregg Avenue), on the right when traveling east. 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Come on You Wolverines (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gregg Cavalry Shaft (about 400 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 600 feet away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (about 700 feet away); The Brook Rawle Memorial Flagpole (about 700 feet away); First New Jersey Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Purnell Legion Cavalry. Short unit history. The "Legion" was created with companies of infantry and cavalry along with artillery batteries, grouped as one unit. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Purnell Legion Cavalry, Company A. "The Civil War in the East" unit history. (Submitted on May 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,114 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.