About the monument
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.
There is also a monument at Antietam to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry.
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:
From the right side of the monument:
See more on the history of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War
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)