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Union Second Cavalry Division

 
 
Union Second Cavalry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Eric Milask, April 20, 2011
1. Union Second Cavalry Division Marker
The marker has been restored.
Inscription.
Units of the Union Second Cavalry Division, commanded by Brig. Gen. D.M. Gregg, were engaged here with a portion of the Confederate "Stonewall" Brigade, Johnston's Division, from about 6 to 10 p.m. on July 2, 1863. The 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry occupied the ground to the right, the 1st New Jersey Cavalry and Company A, Purnell (Maryland) Legion to the left, the 10th New York Cavalry and a section of Battery H, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery were in support.

On July 3, the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry of Gregg's Division was formed here in a skirmish line which connected on the left with infantry units on Wolf's Hill and on the right with Brig. Gen. George Custer's Cavalry Brigade.
 
Location. 39° 49.293′ N, 77° 11.216′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Road (Pennsylvania Route 116) and Hoffman Road, on the right when traveling west on Hanover Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 10th New York Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battery H, 3d Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
Union Second Cavalry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
2. Union Second Cavalry Division Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Third Brigade (approx. one mile away); Battery M, Second U.S. Artillery (approx. one mile away); First Maine Cavalry (approx. one mile away); Batteries E & G First U.S. Artillery (approx. one mile away); Stuart Strikes the Rear (approx. one mile away); Jenkins's Brigade (approx. one mile away); First New Jersey Cavalry (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Second Cavalry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 12, 2008
3. Union Second Cavalry Division Marker
Union Second Cavalry Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 23, 2015
4. Union Second Cavalry Division Marker
Brinkerhoff Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
5. Brinkerhoff Ridge
Looking from the intersection towards the southwest. Brinkerhoff Ridge is the low wooded rise in the distance. The 1st New Jersey and Purnell Legion lines were in the open field on the opposite side of the Hanover Road. The 2nd Virginia Infantry held the ridge line.
Stonewalls along Hoffman Road image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 24, 2008
6. Stonewalls along Hoffman Road
3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry and 2nd Virginia Infantry fought over the stone walls along Hoffman Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 13, 2011, by Eric Milask of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.   2. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on August 28, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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