Union Monuments at Gettysburg > Massachusetts


The monument to the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Sedgwick Avenue. (Sedgwick Avenue tour map) The Commonwealth of Massachusetts erected the monument in 1885.

The 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment at Gettysburg

Lieutenant Colonel Greely S. Curtis commanded the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry at the Battle of Gettysburg. It brought 292 men to the field, and suffered no losses. The regiment was attached to the 6th Corps Headquarters.

Monument to the 1st massachusetts Cavalry at Gettysburg

Monument to the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry. The monument to Major General John Sedgwick is a short distance away.

About the monument

The monument is a rough hewn slab of granite. Its front is carved with a relief of the crossed sabres symbol of the cavalry branch surmounted by a horse’s head. The lower half of the monument is a square inscribed with four lines of text. Below this there is a small inscription “Boston Marble & Granite Co. “

Text from the monument:

First Mass. Cavalry
3d Brigade
2nd Cavalry Division
on detached service

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

The monument to the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Sedgwick Avenue. It is about 160 yards north of Wheatfield Road next ro the equestrian monument to Major General Sedgwick.
Sedgwick Avenue is one way northbound. (39°47’45.8″N 77°14’03.0″W)

See more on the history of the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War