Mount Pleasant Township near Lake Heritage in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Division - Cavalry Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
Cavalry Corps Third Division
Brig. Gen. George A. Custer
1st. 5th. 6th. 7th (10 cos.) Michigan Cavalry
June 30 Skirmished with Major Gen. Stuart's Cavalry at Hanover supported Battery M 2d U.S.
July 1 Not engaged.
July 2 Engaged with Brig. Gen. Hampton's Brigade of Major Gen. Stuart's Cavalry at Hunterstown and with the aid of Battery M 2d U.S. forced it from the field. The 7th Michigan dismounted as skirmishers.
July 3 Marched to Two Taverns arriving at daylight and at 8 a.m. moved to the right under orders to report to Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg. Took position north of the Hanover Road and west of the Low Dutch Road. Second Division coming up and connecting on the left. Soon after noon was ordered to join the Division on the extreme left but about 2 p.m. Maj. Gen. Stuart's Division and Brig. Gen. Jenkin's Brigade of Cavalry having been discovered on the right and front Brig. Gen. Custer under orders from Brig. Gen. D. McM. Gregg turned back his Brigade and with the First Brigade Second Division was immediately engaged with the Confederate forces which
Casualties Killed 1 officer 31 men. Wounded 13 officers, 134 men. Captured or missing 73 men. Total 257.
Erected 1912 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 30, 1863.
Location. 39° 49.598′ N, 77° 9.909′ W. Marker is near Lake Heritage, 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 (a few steps from this marker); Co. A Purnell Legion (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Brook Rawle Memorial Flagpole (about 600 feet away); Gregg Cavalry Shaft (about 600 feet away); First Brigade (about 600 feet away); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); First New Jersey Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Heritage.
Also see . . .
1. George Armstrong Custer. Famous or infamous for his "last stand" facing the Souix Indians in 1876. However, Custer had quite a remarkable Civil War service record. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. George Armstrong Custer. George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Raised in Michigan and Ohio, Custer was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Custer was called to serve with the Union Army. (Submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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 1,189 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on November 26, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 8, 9. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.