Union Headquarters monuments > Cavalry Corps > 2nd Division

The monument to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield on the northeast corner of Hanover Road and East Cavalry Avenue. (Tour map: East Cavalry Battlefield – south end)

Monument to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac 
Cavalry Corps Second Division 
Third Brigade
Col. J. Irvin Gregg
1st Maine (10 Cos.) 10th New York
4th 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry

July 2. Arrived and took position on Hanover Road 2 miles from Gettysburg in proximity to Lieut. Gen. Ewell’s Corps about 11 A. M. Two regiments of infantry from Eleventh Corps were in front as skirmishers. They were withdrawn about 3 P. M. and 10th New York deployed in their place. Confederate sharpshooters from hill and woods in front were annoying. Fifty dismounted men were ordered to drive them back but were themselves met by a superior force until checked and forced back by First Brigade.

July 3. Took position in morning on Baltimore Pike and moved to the right near Hanover Road. Not engaged in Cavalry fight except one section of Batteries E & G 1st U. S. Lieut. J. Chester. Ordered to the left to meet a threatened attack.

July 4. Made a reconnaissance to Hunterstown and forced in Confederate pickets.

Casualties Killed 6 Men Wounded 12 Men Captured or Missing 1 Officer 2 Men Total 21