Two monuments to the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry are a short distance apart southeast of Gettysburg on the east side of Baltimore Pike.

The monument nearest the road was dedicated by the State of Pennsylvania. (39.809129° N, 77.218617° W; map)

Monument to the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

21st Penna. Cavalry

Near this spot on June 26th 1863 fell
Private George W. Sandoe
an advance scout of a Company of Volunteer Cavalry,
afterwards Co. B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry
the first Union soldier killed at Gettysburg.

From the right side:

Organized at Harrisburg, PA. June 23, August 1, 1863.
Mustered out Feb. 20, 1864.
Total enrollment 1117
Killed men 3
Captured men 1
Died of disease men 17
Total 21

From the left side:

Organized at Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 1864.
Mustered out July 8, 1865.
Total enrollment 1724
Killed   Officers 1  Men 49
Died of wounds   1   24
Died of disease   1   93
Captured   1   32
Wounded   12   196
Missing   3   33
Total   19   416

From the rear:

Front Royal
Mt. Jackson
Harisonburg
—-
Cold Harbor  Bellefield
Jerusalem Plank Road   Hatcher’s Run
Petersburg   Dinwiddie Court House
Weldon Rail Road    Five Forks
Poplar Spring Church  Amelia Springs
Boydton Road   Sailors Creek
Stoney Creek Station    Farmville
Appomattox

The second monument  was funded by private donations and erected by the regimental association. It is about 35 yards south of the state monument and set back a small distance from the road.

Monument to the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry at Gettysburg

From the front of the associaiton monument:

Brev. Brig. General
Wm. H. Boyd
raised the first company of cavalry for the war,
Co. C 1st N.Y. (Lincoln) Cavalry, mustered July 19,
1861, Promoted Colonel, 21st Pa. Cav. Aug. 20th 1863.
Discharged Nov. 4th for wounds received at
Cold Harbor, Va. June 3rd, 1864.
Born July 14th 1825.
Died October 7th 1887
.

From the rear:

Erected to the memory of the
21st Pa. V. Cavalry
(182 Regt.)
by the regimental association and friends. Dedicated Oct. 4th, 1894.

Mustered June 23 1863. Remustered for 3 yrs.
Feb. 20th 1864. Mustered out July 8th 1865.
Participated in 28 engagements. Total casualties 459.

Near this spot on June 26th 1863 fell
Priv. Geo. M. Sandoe of Capt. Robert Bell’s
Independent Cav. Co. of Adams Co. After-
wards Co. B. 21st P.V. Cav. He was the
first soldier killed on the battlefield of Gettysburg

Brevet Brig. General
Oliver B. Knowles. Enlisted
in the first Co. of Cav. for the war,
Co. C 1st N.Y. (Lincoln) Cav.
Mustered July 19, 1861. Promoted
to Maj, 21st Pa. Cav. Mar. 1864 to
Col. Nov. 1864, Discharged July 18, 1865.
Born Jan. 3rd 1842. Died Dec. 5th 1866.

Private Sandoe and his wife, Diana, from a photograph on the park information marker near the monuments

Private Sandoe and his wife, Diana, from a photograph on the park information marker near the monuments

From the right side:

Monumental Com.
Capt. Wm. H. Boyd Co. D
Lieut. James T. Long Co. A
Sergt H. P. Bingham Co. B
Hon. Thad. M. Mahon, Co. B
John C. Lower Co. B.

From the left side:

Field officers
Lieut. Col. R. F. Moson
Major Robert Bell
Major Chas. F. Gillies
Major Rich’d Rykman

Monument to the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry at Gettysburg

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