Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stuart's Cavalry Division
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
6th. 7th. 11th. 12th. Cavalry Regiments
and 35th. Virginia Cavalry Battalion
July 1 The 12th Regiment was detached and remained on the south side of Potomac River. White's 35th Virginia Battalion was also detached. The remaining regiments crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md.
July 2 Marched from near Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.
July 3 The Brigade marched from Chambersburg Pa. via Cashtown to Fairfield Pa. Met the 6th U.S. Cavalry about two miles from Fairfield. The 7th Virginia charged in the advance and was repulsed. The 6th Virginia in support charged and forced the Union Regiment to retire with heavy loss.
The Brigade encamped at Fairfield for the night.
July 4 The Brigade held the Mountain Passes and picketted the left flank of the Army.
Casualties Killed 11 wounded 30 missing 6. Total 47.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.627′ N, 77° 15.176′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Reynolds Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the start
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robertson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Imboden's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 121st Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 80th New York Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artilery (approx. 0.4 miles away); 142d Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Watson's Battery - Dance's Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson's Virginia Battery - McIntosh's Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
1. 35th Virginia Battalion
The tablet text is somewhat confusing as to the location and role of the 35th Virginia Cavalry Battalion. The battalion, under Colonel. Elijah V. White was actually attached to Ewell's Corps to perform cavalry scouting duties. The 35th saw action around Gettysburg first on June 27th, fighting the Emergency Militia. On July 1, detachments of
— Submitted January 10, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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