Michigan Cavalry Brigade

Michigan Cavalry Brigade (HM5YC)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.569', W 77° 9.919'

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2nd Brig. 3rd Div. Cavalry Corps

(Left Face):
This monument
marks the field where the
Michigan Cavalry Brigade
under its gallant leader
General George A. Custer
rendered signal and distinguished
service in assisting to defeat the
further advance of a numerically
superior force under the Confederate
General J.E.B. Stuart, who in
conjunction with Pickett's charge
upon the centre, attempted to turn
the right flank of the Union
army at that critical hour of
conflict upon the afternoon of
July 3rd 1863.
Field held from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

(A table breaks down regimental losses):
1st Mich. - Killed 10 men. Wounded 6 officers, 37 men. Missing 20 men.
5th Mich. - Killed 1 officer, 7 men. Wounded 1 officer, 29 men. Missing 18 men.
6th Mich. - Killed 1 man. Wounded 2 officers, 24 men. Missing 1 man.
7th Mich. - Killed 13 men. Wounded 4 officers, 44 men. Missing 39 men.
Total casualties 257.

(Back Face):
First Michigan Cavalry
Mustered in at Detroit, Mich.
Sept. 13, 1861. Mustered out at
Salt Lake City, Utah, Mar. 10, 1866
Total enrollment 3244 officers and men.
Killed 10 officers, 92 men.
Died of wounds 5 officers, 46 men.
Died of disease 5 officers, 246 men.
Participated in 67 skirmishes
and general engagements from
Winchester, Va. Mar. 23, 1862, to
Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.


Fifth Michigan Cavalry
Mustered in at Detroit, Mich.
August 30, 1862. Mustered out at
Fort Leavenworth, Kas. June 22, 1865.
Total enrollment 1198 officers and men.
Killed 4 officers, 94 men.
Died of wounds 1 officer, 23 men.
Died of disease 3 officers, 23 men.
Total casualties 358.
Participated in 56 skirmishes
and general engagements from
Hanover, Pa. June 30, 1863, to
Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.
(Right Face):
Sixth Michigan Cavalry
Mustered in at Grand Rapids, Mich.
Oct. 13, 1862. Mustered out at
Fort Leavenworth, Kas. Nov. 24, 1865.
Total enrollment 1624 officers and men
Killed 7 officers, 95 men.
Wounded 18 men.
Died of disease 266 men.
Total casualties 386
Participated in 59 skirmishes
and general engagements from
Hanover, Pa June 30, 1863 to
Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.


Seventh Michigan Cavalry
mustered in at Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jan 16, 1863. Mustered out at
Fort Levenworth, Kas. Dec. 15, 1865
Total enrollment 1779 officers and men
Killed 2 officers, 47 men.
Died of wounds 2 officers, 24 men.
Died of disease 1 officer, 246 men.
Total casualties 322.
Participated in 56 skirmishes
and general engagements from
Hanover, June 30, 1863 to
Appomattox, Va. April 9, 1865.
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HM NumberHM5YC
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Year Placed1889
Placed ByState of Michigan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:59pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314693 N 4410705
Decimal Degrees39.82615000, -77.16531667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.569', W 77° 9.919'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 34.14" N, 77° 9' 55.14" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Gregg Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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