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The monument to the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Cavalry Corps is south of Gettysburg on South Confederate Avenue. (Tour map: Bushman Hill & Slyder Farm)

Monument to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac 
Cavalry Corps Third Division
First Brigade
Brig. Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth
Col. Nathaniel R Richmond

5th NewYork 18th Pennsylvania
1st Vermont 1st (10 Cos.) West Virginia Cavalry

June 30. Arrived at Hanover about noon and was attacked by Major Gen. Stuart’s Cavalry and Horse Artillery which first encountered the 18th Penna. in the rear of the column. Later the Brigade was engaged and Major Gen. Stuart having been repulsed from the town retired with the loss of a battleflag and over 70 men.

July 1 & 2. Not engaged.

July 3. Moved to the left to attack the Confederate right and rear arriving about 1 P. M. and engaged with Confederate skirmishers being supported at 3 P. M. by the Reserve Cavalry Brigade on the left. At 5.30 P. M. the 18th Pa. 1st Vt. and 1st West Virginia charged the Confederate left through the woods and among stone fences held by superior forces of Infantry and Artillery but were repulsed with heavy loss including Brig. Gen. Farnsworth killed.

Casualties Killed 3 Officers 18 Men Wounded 6 Officers 28 Men Captured or Missing 1 Officer 42 Men Total 98