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The monument to the Tenth New York Cavalry Regiment is east of Gettysburg on Hanover Road in between U.S. 15 and Hoffman Road on the way to the East Cavalry Field. (39.822502° N, 77.190339° W; Google map; Monument map: East Cavalry Battlefield south end) It was dedicated by the State of New York in 1888.

 

Monument to the 10th New York Cavalry at Gettysburg

On the front of the monument is the brass Seal of the State of New York and at its base, the symbol of the Union Cavalry Corps. It is topped by a handsome horse’s head.

The regiment was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Major Mathew Henry Avery. It brought 392 men to the field and was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps. 

From the front of the monument:

10th New York Cavalry
3rd Brig. 2nd Div. Cavalry Corps
July 2nd 1863. 3 to 8 p.m.

From the rear:

Casualties
Killed 2, Wounded 4, Missing 3, Total Loss 9.

See more on the 10th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War.