Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Pennsylvania Cavalry
First Brigade, 2nd Division
—Cavalry Corps —
1 Brigade 2 Division Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac
Recruited in Montgomery, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Centre, Clinton, Greene, Fayette, Washington and Allegheny Counties
Participated in 66 engagements among which are the following:
Dranesville, Strasburg, Harrisonburg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Thoroughfare Gap, Gainesville, 2 Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Aldie, Middleburg, Gettysburg, Shepherdstown, Muddy Run, Culpeper, Rapidan River, Sulphur Springs, Auburn, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, Todd's Tavern, Davenport, Fortifications of Richmond, Hawes' Shop, Cold Harbor, Trevillian Station, White House, St. Mary's Church, Reams' Station July 12, 1864, Malvern Hill, Charles City Cross Road, Reams' Station August 26, 1864, Hatcher's Run, Dinwiddie Court House, Paines' Cross Roads, Amelia Springs, Sailor's Creek, Farmville, Appomattox
Consolidated with the 6. and 17. Pena. Cavalry to form the 2. Provisional Penna.
Cavalry June 17 1865 Mustered out August 7 1865
Total enrollment 1500
Killed and died of wounds Officers 8 Men 37
Wounded Officers 22 Men 256
Died of disease, etc. Officers 2 Men 106
Captured or missing Officers 4 Men 102
Total Casualties 537
Erected 1890 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Location. 39° 48.771′ N, 77° 14.122′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located near the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Alexander Webb (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Maine Regiment (a few steps from this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (a few steps from this marker); The High Water Mark (a few steps from this marker); Pickett's Charge (a few steps from this marker); Second Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - South and West (a few steps from this marker); 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry. Service history of the regiment. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,590 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on February 2, 2011, by Roy F. Gehris of Bowers, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Henry T. McLin of Hanover, Pennsylvania. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 11. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Mike Santarelli of Glenside, Pennsylvania. 12. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.