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The monument to the Second Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment is south of Gettysburg on Cemetery Ridge behind Meade’s Headquarters at the Leister House. (Taneytown Road tour map)

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.

Monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry at Gettysburg

From the front of the monument:

2d. Pennsylvania Cavalry
attached to Provost Guard,
Army Headquarters.

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:

Recruited in
Philadelphia, Lancaster, Centre,
Northampton, Crawford, Berks,
Tioga and Armstrong countries.

From the rear of the monument:

Cedar Mountain
2d Bull Run
Mine Run
Todd’s Tavern
Yellow Tavern
Richmond Fortifications
Meadow Bridge
Hawes’ Shop
Hanover Court House

Cold Harbor
Trevilian Station
Jerusalem Plank Road
Malvern Hill
Deep Bottom
White Oak Swamp
Reams’ Station
Poplar Spring Church
Wyatt’s Farm
Stoney Creek Station
Boydton Road
Hatcher’s Run
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)

See more on the history of the 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War