Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Regiment Vermont Cavalry
First Brigade, Third Division
—Cavalry Corps —
First Brig. Third Div. Cavalry Corps.
In the Gettysburg Campaign this regiment fought Stuart's Cavalry at Hanover, Pa. June 30, and at Hunterstown July 2; and on this field July 3, led by Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth, who fell near this spot, charged through the First Texas infantry and to the line of Law's Brigade, receiving the fire of five Confederate regiments and two batteries, and losing 67 men.
Erected 1889 by State of Vermont.
Location. 39° 47.214′ N, 77° 14.628′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on South Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the "D Shaped Field" between
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Wells (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farnsworth's Cavalry Charge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wounded and the Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Companies E and H, Second U.S. Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); 20th Maine Regiment (approx. ¼ mile away); 119th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (approx. ¼ mile away); 5th Pennsylvania Reserves (approx. ¼ mile away); First Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . 1st Vermont Cavalry. A regimental history. (Submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.