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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.

Monument to the 1st United States Cavalry Regiment at Gettysburg

From the monument

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
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

Position markers

Position marker for the 1st & 2nd United States Cavalry off Ridge Road at Gettysburg

Position marker for the 1st & 2nd United States Cavalry off Ridge Road at Gettysburg

Two markers, one off Ridge Road and the other west of Emmitsburg Road have the same inscription:

Position occupied
by
Detatchments
of the
1st & 2d Regiments
United States Cavalry
During July 3d, 1863

Position marker for the 1st & 2nd United States Cavalry west of Emmitsburg Road at Gettysburg

Position marker for the 1st & 2nd United States Cavalry west of Emmitsburg Road at Gettysburg

A sign on Emmistburg Road points the way to the marker west of the road.

Pointer to the 1st and 2nd U.S. Cavalry marker west of Emmitsburg Road

Pointer to the 1st and 2nd U.S. Cavalry marker west of Emmitsburg Road

Trail from Ridge Road to the 1st and 2nd U.S. Cavalry marker

Trail from Ridge Road to the 1st and 2nd U.S. Cavalry marker

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.