Union Headquarters monuments > Cavalry Corps > 1st Division

The monument to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps is west of Gettysburg on Reynolds Avenue. (Tour map: South Reynolds Avenue)

Monument to the 1st Brigade, 1st Division of the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac on the Gettysburg battlefield

The buildings of the Lutheran Theological Seminary are on Seminary Ridge in the distance.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac 
Cavalry Corps First Division 
First Brigade 
Col. William Gamble
8th12th Illinois (4 Cos.) 
3rd Indiana
 (6 Cos.) 
8th New York Cavalry

June 30. Started early for Gettysburg and encountered two Mississippi regiments and a section of artillery and after a short skirmish proceeded to Gettysburg when a detachment of Major Gen. Heth’s Division about to enter the town withdrew towards Cashtown leaving pickets four and a half miles from Gettysburg.

July 1. Between 8 and 9 A. M. Confederates advanced in force from Cashtown. The Brigade dismounted and with Battery A 2d U. S. Artillery held its position for more than two hours against infantry and artillery in superior numbers and until Major Gen. J. F. Reynolds arrived with First Corps after which the Brigade was engaged on the left of the infantry On retiring to the Cemetery Hill the Brigade took position left of the town with Second Brigade and later in front of Little Round Top.

July 2. Relieved by Third Corps and marched to Taneytown en route to Westminster.

Casualties Killed 1 Officer 12 Men Wounded 6 Officers 52 Men Captured or Missing 28 Men Total 99