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Near Fairfield in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jones's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 

—Army of Northern Virginia —

 
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By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
1. Jones's Brigade Tablet
Inscription.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
Jones's Brigade

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 the 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 losses. The Brigade encamped at Fairlfield for the night.

July 4 The Brigade held the Mountain Passes and picketed the left flank of the Army. Casualties Killed 11 wounded 30 missing 3. Total 47.
 
Erected by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.577′ N, 77° 22.083′ W. Marker is near Fairfield, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Carrolls Tract Road (County Route 3011), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Jones's Brigade Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 30, 2010
2. Jones's Brigade Tablet
The Marshall House, which served as a field hospital after the fighting at Fairfield, is the red house in the background.
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sixth Regiment U.S. Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hugh Culbertson Farm (approx. half a mile away); Robertson's Brigade (approx. 1.4 miles away); Major Samuel S. Starr (approx. 2.7 miles away); Field Hospital (approx. 2.7 miles away); Army of the Potomac (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fairfield (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lower Marsh Creek Church (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfield.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Fairfield. Gettysburg Daily article with Civil War authors J.D. Petruzzi Steve Stanley providing part two of a tour the Battle of Fairfield. (Submitted on January 31, 2010, 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 January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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