Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Division Major General J.E.B. Stuart
Hampton's Brigade Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton, Col. L. S. Baker
Robertson's Brigade Brig. Gen. Beverly H. Robertson
Fitz Lee's Brigade Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee
Jenkins's Brigade Brig. Gen. A.G. Jenkins, Col. M.J. Ferguson
Jones's Brigade Brig. Gen. William E. Jones
W.H.F. Lee's Brigade Col. J.R. Chambliss, Jr.
Stuart's Horse Artillery Six Batteries Major R.F. Beckham
Robertson's and Jones's Brigades with 3 batteries detached and operating on right flank of the Army
July 1. The Division on the march from Dover to Carlisle received information that the Confederate Army was concentrating at Gettysburg
July 2. The advance near Gettysburg late in the afternoon engaged with Custer's Cavalry Brigade at Hunterstown on the left and rear of Early's Division
July 3. Pursuant to order the Cavalry Division of Four Brigades took position on the left in advance of Early on a ridge which controlled the open ground toward Hanover. Gregg's Union Cavalry was massed in full view. The sharpshooters were advanced and soon became engaged. The battle continued until near night being hotly contested. At night the Division withdrew to the York Road.
July 4. The Division was posted on the flanks
Casualties Killed 36 Wounded 140 Missing 64 Total 240
Erected 1907 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 50.102′ N, 77° 10.206′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Cavalry Field Road (Confederate Cavalry Avenue), on the right when traveling north. 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. Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McGregor's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (about 300 feet away); Hampton's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Chambliss's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Breathed's Battery - Beckham's Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horse Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green's Battery - Jones's Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); Jenkins's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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