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The monument to the Third Division, Cavalry Corps is south of Gettysburg on South Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: Bushman Hill & Slyder Farm)

The division was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick, a recent West Point graduate (USMA ’61) from New Jersey. Kilpatrick took command of the newly reconstituted division three days before the battle.

Monument to the 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac 
Cavalry Corps
Third Division
Brig. General Judson Kilpatrick

First Brigade Brig. Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth
Col. Nathaniel R Richmond
Second Brigade Brig. General George A. Custer
Headquarters Guard,
Co. C 1st Ohio Capt. S. N. Stanford

June 30. The First Brigade was attacked by Stuart’s Confederate Cavalry at Hanover and was repulsed.

July 1. Marched to Berlin to intercept Stuart without success.

July 2. Arrived on the field of Gettysburg at 2 P. M. Moved over the road from Gettysburg to Abbottstown and was attacked at sundown near Hunterstown by Stuart’s Cavalry which was driven from the field after an engagement of two hours.

July 3. Moved to attack the Confederate right and rear. The Second Brigade reported to Gen. Gregg and was engaged on the extreme right. Gen. Farnsworth arrived on the extreme left at 1 P. M. and became engaged with the Confederate skirmishers and was supported by the Reserve Brigade on his left. About 5.30 P. M. the First and Reserve Brigades advanced Gen. Farnsworth with the 1st West Virginia and 18th Pennsylvania through woods and across stone walls occupied by superior forces of Confederate infantry and artillery and was repulsed with heavy loss and Gen. Farnsworth killed.

July 4. Moved to Emmitsburg.

Casualties Killed 4 Officers 49 Men Wounded 19 Officers 162 Men Captured or Missing 1 Officer 120 Men Total 355

Union Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick

Union Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick