A monument to Robertson’s Cavalry Brigade is on South Reynolds Avenue on the west side of Gettysburg. (Monument map: South Reynolds Avenue) It is one of three monuments at that location for Confederate cavalry brigades who were not present on the battlefield but played a major role in the campaign. A marker is in front of the United Methodist Church in Orrtanna, seven miles west of Gettysburg, where the brigade protected the rear of Lee’s army.

There was also a Robertson’s Infantry Brigade at Gettysburg.

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From the monument:

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia 
Stuart’s Cavalry Division
Robertson’s Brigade
4th and 5th North Carolina Cavalry

July 1. The Brigade crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md. and marched to Greencastle Pa.

July 2. Marched from Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.

July 3. Marched to Cashtown and in the direction of Fairfield guarding the flank of the Army.

July 4. Held Jack’s Mountain and picketed the left flank of the Army of Northern Virginia.

No report nor details of losses made.

Marker to Robertson's Cavalry Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

Marker for Robertson’s Cavalry Brigade in Orrtana

From the marker in Orrtana:

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart’s Cavalry Division
Robertson’s Brigade
4th and 5th North Carolina Cavalry

July 1. The Brigade crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md. and marched to Greencastle Pa.

July 2. Marched from Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.

July 3. Marched to Cashtown and in the direction of Fairfield guarding the flank of the Army.

July 4. Held Jack’s Mountain and picketed the left flank of the Army of Northern Virginia.

No report nor details of losses made.

The United Methodist Church in Orrtanna, with the tablet for Robertson's Cavalry Brigade below the right side of the window.

The United Methodist Church in Orrtanna, with the tablet for Robertson’s Cavalry Brigade below the right side of the window.