Confederate Headquarters Markers > Stuart’s Cavalry Division

The monument to Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry brigade is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield along Confederate Cavalry Avenue. (East Cavalry Battlefield – north tour map)

The brigade was commanded by Brigadier General Fitzhugh Lee (USMA 1856), nephew of Robert E. Lee. He was also cousin to W.H.F. Lee, the nominal commander of Chambliss’ Brigade who was recovering from a wound during the Gettysburg campaign.

Monument to Fitz Lee's Cavalry Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg

From the monument:

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart’s Cavalry Division
FItzhugh Lee’s Brigade

1st Maryland Battalion and
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Virginia Cavalry

July 3. The Battalion being on duty with Ewell’s Corps the Brigade brought only five regiments to this field where it arrived soon after midday and took position on the left of Hampton’s Brigade on the edge of the neighboring woods. It participated actively in the conflict which ensued.

Losses Killed 5 Wounded 16 Missing 29 Total 50