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Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — First Shot - Gettysburg July 1st. 1863
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Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Buford
(Front):In Memory of Major General John Buford Comdg. 1st Div. Cav. Corps Army of the Potomac who with the first inspiration of a cavalry officer selected this battlefield July 1st. 1863. (Back):From this crest was fired the . . . — Map (db m12669) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Hall's 2nd Maine Battery
(Front): Hall's 2nd Maine Battery. 1st Brig. 2nd Div. 1st Corps. July 1. 1863.(Left):Casualties: 2 Men Killed. 18 Men Wounded. — Map (db m12672) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Major General John Fulton Reynolds
(Left Side):Major General John Fulton Reynolds United States Volunteers Born September 21, 1820 Killed July 1, 1863 (Right Side):Cadet U.S.M.A. July 1, 1837; Brevet Second Lieut. 3d U.S. Artillery July 1, 1841; Second Lieut. October . . . — Map (db m12674) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Battery A, Second U.S. Artillery Second Brigade - Horse Artillery - Cavalry Corps Army of the Potomac
Army of the Potomac Cavalry Corps Second Brigade Horse Artillery Battery A Second U.S. Artillery Six 3 inch Rifles Lieut. John H. Calef commanding June 30 Arrived in the evening from Emmitsburg and took position on the Chambersburg Pike. July 1 . . . — Map (db m12663) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 8th Illinois Cavalry 1st Brigade, 1st Division Cavalry Corps
(Front):8th Illinois Cavalry 1st. Brig. - 1st Div. Cavalry Corps ———— First line of battle July 1. 1863 Occupied until relieved by 1st Corps. One squadron picketed ridge east of Marsh Creek and supported by another . . . — Map (db m15194) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 8th New York Cavalry 1st Brigade, 1st Division Cavalry Corps
(Front):8th N.Y. Cavalry 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry. Corps. (Back):Casualties 3 Killed, 10 Wounded, 21 Missing.Pickets of this regiment were attacked about 6 a.m., July 1, 1863, by the advance skirmishers of Heth's . . . — Map (db m15248) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 12th Illinois Cavalry 1st Brigade, 1st Division Cavalry Corps
(Front):12th Illinois Cavalry 1st Brig. 1st Div. Cav. Corps. First line of battle July 1, 1863 held until relieved by 1st Corps ————— One squadron picketing ridge east of Marsh Creek met enemy's left advance . . . — Map (db m15363) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 3rd Indiana Cavalry 1st Brigade, 1st Division Cavalry Corps
(Front):July 1, 1863 3rd Ind. Cavalry Col. Geo. H. Chapman Comdg. 1st Brigade. 1st Division Cavalry Corps Army of the Potomac. 3d Ind. Cav. (Left):Enrolled July 25, 1861. For three years or during the war. 3d. Ind. Cav. 1st. Brigade . . . — Map (db m15360) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 3rd West Virginia Cavalry
Erected by the state of West Virginia to commemorate the valor and fidelity of the Third West Virginia Cavalry — Map (db m15395) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 6th New York Cavalry (Ira Harris Guard) 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps
(Front):6th New York Cavalry (Ira Harris Guard) 2d Brigade. 1st Division. Cavalry Corps. (Back, Left Column):Regiment organized in New York City. Mustered into service September, 1861. Re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteers at Culpeper . . . — Map (db m15392) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — Second Brigade First Division - Cavalry Corps Army of the Potomac
Army of the Potomac Cavalry Corps First Division Second Brigade Col. Thomas C. Devin 6th. 9th. New York 17th. Pennsylvania 3d. (2 Cos.) West Virginia Cavalry June 30 Started early for Gettysburg and encountered two Mississippi regiments and a . . . — Map (db m15391) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — The Cavalry Buys Time July 1, 1863 - First Day
"The First Brigade maintained this unequal contest until the leading division of General Reynolds' corps came up to its assistance, and then most reluctantly did it give up the front." Brig. Gen. John Buford, U.S.A. Cavalry Corps, 1st Division . . . — Map (db m15388) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 9th New York Cavalry 2nd Brigade, 1st Division Cavalry Corps
(Front):9th New York Cavalry 2d Brig. 1st Div. Cavalry Corps (Back):9th New York Cavalry Enlisted, Oct 1. 1861. Re enlisted Jan. 2. 1864. Mustered out July 17. 1865 Total enlistments among which losses occurred 1981. Losses during . . . — Map (db m15385) HM
Pennsylvania (Adams County), Gettysburg — 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry 2d Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps. Army of the Potomac
(Front):17th Pennsylvania Cavalry 2nd Brigade. 1st Division. Cavalry Corps. Army of the Potomac. (Back): The Regiment held this position on the morning of July 1st 1863 from 5 o'clock until the arrival of First Corps troops. The . . . — Map (db m15383) HM

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