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.
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
From the rear:
Fortifications of Richmond
Second Bull Run
St. Mary’s Church
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)