A monument and two position markers to the 1st United States Cavalry Regiment are south of Gettysburg on the South Cavalry Field near Emmitsburg Road.
From the monument
Army of the Potomac
Reserve Brigade First Division
First U.S. Cavalry
Captain Robert S.C. Lord commanding
Detachment at Headquarters Army of the Potomac.
July 3. Moved with the Brigade at 12 m. under Brig. General W. Merritt from Emmitsburg and attacked the Confederate right and rear and was engaged for four hours until the action was brought to close by a heavy rain.
Casualties: killed 1 man wounded 9 men missing 5 men
Two markers, one off Ridge Road and the other west of Emmitsburg Road have the same inscription:
1st & 2d Regiments
United States Cavalry
During July 3d, 1863
A sign on Emmistburg Road points the way to the marker west of the road.
Location of the monument
The monument to the 1st United States Cavalry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on the South Cavalry Field near Emmitsburg Road. It is about 100 yards east of Emmitsburg Road and about 750 yards south of the Gettysburg Battlefield Resort.