Union monuments at GettysburgMaine

The monument to the 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment is on the East Cavalry Battlefield.  (East Cavalry Battlefield South tour map) The monument was dedicated in 1889 by the State of Maine.

Colonel Charles Henry Smith commanded the 1st Maine Cavalry at Gettysburg. Colonel Smith went on to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions at Saint Mary’s Church in 1864. The regiment brought 438 men to the field, losing 1 killed and 4 wounded. It was part of the Cavalry Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade.

Monument to the 1st Maine Cavalry at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

This monument commemorates the services of the
First Maine cavalry on the battle-field, July 3, 1863.
Col. C. H. Smith commanding.

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps

Rear view of the monument to the 1st Maine Cavalry at Gettysburg

From the rear:

Cedar Mountain
South Mountain
Brandy Station

Sulphur Springs
Fortifications of Richmond
Todd’s Tavern
Hawes Shop
Trevillian Station
Deep Bottom
Wyatt’s Farm
Dinwiddie C.H.
High Bridge

Second Bull Run
Rappahannock St’n
 Mine Run
Old Church
Ground Squirrel
Cold Harbor
St. Mary’s Church
Reams Station
Boydton Road
Hatcher’s Run
Sailor’s Creek

Appomattox C.H.

Number enrolled 3226
Killed in action 101, Died of wounds 53
Died of disease 171, Died in prison 195.

Location of the monument to the 1st Maine Cavalry at Gettysburg

The monument to the 1st Maine Cavalry Regiment is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield. It is on the north side of Hanover Road just east of the intersection with East Cavalry Avenue. (39°49’04.6″N 77°10’09.3″W)