The 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Colonel Richard Butler Price. It brought 575 men to the field, and suffered no casualties.
From the front of the monument:
2d. Pennsylvania Cavalry
attached to Provost Guard,
The regiment held this position July 3rd
until the close of the day when it conducted
3000 prisoners to Westminster, Md.
Detachments served in other parts of the field
during the battle.
From the right side of the monument:
Mustered in August – October 1861.
Re-enlisted Dec. 1863 – Feb. 1864.
Consolidated with the
20th Pennsylvania Cavalry to form the
1st Provisional Pennsylvania
Cavalry, June 17th, 1865.
Mustered out July 13th, 1865.
From the left side of the monument:
Philadelphia, Lancaster, Centre,
Northampton, Crawford, Berks,
Tioga and Armstrong countries.
From the rear of the monument:
2d Bull Run
Hanover Court House
Jerusalem Plank Road
White Oak Swamp
Poplar Spring Church
Stoney Creek Station
and other battles.
Location of the monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry at Gettysburg
The monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry is south of Gettysburg 160 yards west of Taneytown Road at the Meade’s Headquarters at the Leister House, and 150 yards east of Hancock Avenue. (39°48’51.6″N 77°14’01.2″W)