The monument to the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Regiment is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield near Cavalry Field Road. It was dedicated in 1890 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (East Cavalry Battlefield – south end tour map)
Lieutenant Colonel Edward S. Jones commanded the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry at the Battle of Gettysburg while its colonel, John McIntosh, commanded the brigade as senior colonel. It brought 394 men to the field, losing 15 wounded and 6 missing.
|Captain William E. Miller of Company H was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on July 3rd when he “Without orders, led a charge of his squadron upon the flank of the enemy, checked his attack, and cut off and dispersed the rear of this column.”|
From the front of the monument
Third Pennsylvania Cavalry
From around the base of the monument
From the rear
July 2nd 1863. Reached the field at noon from Hanover.
Engaged dismounted a Confederate Brigade of Infantry on Brinkerhoff’s Ridge from 6 to 10 p.m.
July 3rd engaged mounted and dismounted with the Confederate Cavalry Division on this field from 2 p.m. until evening portions of the Regiment. Advancing in a mounted charge and driving the enemy beyond the Rummel Farm Buildings.
Location of the monument to the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
The monument to the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Regiment is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield, about 165 yards north of Cavalry Field Road and 0.2 mile west of Low Dutch Road. (39°49’38.3″N 77°09’45.2″W)