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The monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry Regiment is west of Gettysburg on Reynolds Avenue just north of the Railroad Cut. (North Reynolds Avenue tour map)

There is also a monument at Antietam to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry.

Monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry at Gettysburg

Monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry at Gettysburg

About the monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry

The granite monument is just under seventeen feet high. On three sides are carved reliefs of a bugle, a laurel wreath of victory, and the crossed sabers of the cavalry. The State of Indiana dedicated the monument on October 28, 1885. It was moved in 1889, and again in 1960 when the Reynolds Avenue bridge was built across the railroad.

Colonel George H. Chapman, an Indianapolis lawyer and former midshipman on the USS Cumberland and USS Constitution, commanded the 3rd Indiana Cavalry at the Battle of Gettysburg. The Third was combined during the Gettysburg campaign with the 12th Illinois Cavalry. The 3rd brought 313 men to the field, of whom 6 were killed, 21 wounded and 5 missing.

Monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry at Gettysburg

The view looks northeast from Reynolds Avenue north of the Railroad Cut toward the woods of Oak Ridge.

Text from the front of the monument:

July 1, 1863
3rd Ind. Cavalry
Col. Geo. H. Chapman Comdg.
1st Brigade 1st Division Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac.
3d Ind. Cav.

From the left side of the monument:

Enrolled July 25, 1861 for three years or during the war.
3d. Ind. Cav. 1st. Brigade

From the rear of the monument:

Poolesville
Middletown
South Mountain
Antietam
Upperville
Fredericksburg
Beverly Ford
Chancellorsville
Stoneman’s Raid
Gettysburg
3d. Ind. Cav. 1st. Division

From the right side of the monument:

Sheridan’s Raid
on Richmond
Wilderness
White Oak Swamp
Wilson’s Raid
Winchester
Cedar Creek
Five Forks
Appomattox
and many other raids and skirmishes.
3d. Ind. Cav. Cav. Corps

Location of the monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry at Gettysburg

The monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry is west of Gettysburg on the east side of Reynolds Avenue just north of the Railroad Cut. (39°50’16.5″N 77°14’52.2″W)

See more on the history of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War