Union monuments at Gettysburg > West Virginia

The monument to the 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment is west of Gettysburg on Buford Avenue. (39.84359° N, 77.247926° W; Google map; Tour map: Buford Avenue) It was dedicated on September 28, 1889 by the State of West Virginia.

Monument to the 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry

The rough-hewn granite monument is 7′ 6″ tall. The front face has an inset archway that is polished and inscribed with text underneath the crossed sabres symbol of the cavalry.

The 3rd West Virginia Cavalry at Gettysburg

Two companies of the regiment, A and C, were at Gettysburg, bringing 59 men to the field and losing four men missing. They were commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Seymour B. Conger, a farmer from Lexington, Ohio. The 3rd was part of Cavalry Corps, 1st Division, 2nd Brigade.

From the monument:

Erected by the state of
West Virginia
to commemorate the
valor and fidelity
of the
Third West Virginia Cavalry

See more on the 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry in the Civil War