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Co. A Purnell Legion

Maryland Cavalry

 
 
Co. A Purnell Legion Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
1. Co. A Purnell Legion Monument
Note the cavalry trooper depicted on the monument is armed with a Spencer repeating carbine.
Inscription.
(Front):
Co. A. Purnell Legion
Maryland Cavalry
Maryland's Tribute to Her Loyal Sons

(Around Base):
1st Brigade
2nd Division
Cavalry Corps

(Back):
This detached company
commanded by
Capt. Robert E. Duvall.
served in the cavalry engagement
on this flank. July 2nd and 3rd 1863.
Organized at Pikesville MD.
Sept. Oct. and Nov. 1861
Mustered out at Fort Monroe, Va.
July 23 1865.

 
Erected 1890 by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 49.588′ N, 77° 9.877′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Gregg Avenue), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the East Cavalry Battlefield section of the Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Violent Collision of Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan Cavalry Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Division
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
2. Back of Monument
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Cavalry (about 400 feet away); First Brigade (about 500 feet away); Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (about 600 feet away); 1st Regiment Maryland Cavalry (about 700 feet away); First New Jersey Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stuart Strikes the Rear (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Purnell Legion Cavalry. Short unit history. The "Legion" was created with companies of infantry and cavalry along with artillery batteries, grouped as one unit. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Co. A Purnell Legion Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
3. Co. A Purnell Legion Monument
Co. A Purnell Legion Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. Co. A Purnell Legion Monument
Co. A Purnell Legion Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
5. Co. A Purnell Legion Monument
Co. A Purnell Legion Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
6. Co. A Purnell Legion Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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