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.
From the monument:
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