Straban Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Second Cavalry Division
Units of the Union Second Cavalry Division, commanded by Brig. Gen. D.M. Gregg, were engaged here with a portion of the Confederate "Stonewall" Brigade, Johnston's Division, from about 6 to 10 p.m. on July 2, 1863. The 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry occupied the ground to the right, the 1st New Jersey Cavalry and Company A, Purnell (Maryland) Legion to the left, the 10th New York Cavalry and a section of Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery were in support.
On July 3, the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry of Gregg's Division was formed here in a skirmish line which connected on the left with infantry units on Wolf's Hill and on the right with Brig. Gen. George Custer's Cavalry Brigade.
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° 49.293′ N, 77° 11.216′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Straban Township. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Road (Pennsylvania Route 116) and Hoffman Road, on the right when traveling west on Hanover Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At 10th New York Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battery H, 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (approx. ¾ mile away); Third Brigade (approx. one mile away); Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery (approx. one mile away); First Maine Cavalry (approx. one mile away); Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. one mile away); Braving the Firestorm (approx. one mile away); Jenkins's Brigade (approx. one mile away); First New Jersey Cavalry (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
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