The monument to the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment is southeast of Gettysburg on Highland Avenue. It is one of the least visited monuments at Gettysburg due to its out of the way location. (39.817554 N, 77.197766 W; Google map)
About the monument
The granite monument stands just over twelve feet tall. It is a statue of a dismounted cavalryman at ease, his hands resting on his saber. The front of the monument’s pedastal has a relief of crossed cavalry sabers hanging from a branch beneath a bronze tablet of the Coat of Arms of the State of Pennsylvania.
The 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry at Gettysburg
The 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel John K. Robison. It brought 411 men to the field, losing two killed and four wounded. On the afternoon of July 3rd the regiment covered the area between the left flank of the infantry on Wolf Hill and Gregg’s Cavalry Division on what is now the East Cavalry Battlefield.
From the monument:
on the afternoon
of July 3rd, 1863.
16th Pennsylvania Cavalry
2nd Brigade 2nd Cavalry Division
Army of the Potomac
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