Sixth U.S. Cavalry

Sixth U.S. Cavalry (HM8OR)

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

N 39° 46.522', W 77° 15.852'

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Reserve Brigade - First Division - Cavalry Corps

— Army of the Potomac —

Army of the Potomac
Cavalry Corps
Reserve Brigade First Division
Sixth U.S. Cavalry

Major Samuel H. Starr Commanding
Detachment at Headquarters Army of the Potomac

July 3 Moved at 12 m. with the Brigade from Emmitsburg to attack the Confederate right and rear but was detached from the Brigade to intercept the Confederate wagon train supposed to be near Fairfield or Millerstown. Engaged a superior force of the Confederate Cavalry near Millerstown and withdrew after heavy loss.

Casualties killed 6 men, wounded 5 officers and 23 men.
Missing 6 officers and 203 men.
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HM NumberHM8OR
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Year Placed1907
Placed ByGettysburg National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:51am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306087 N 4405277
Decimal Degrees39.77536667, -77.26420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.522', W 77° 15.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 31.32" N, 77° 15' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2198-2262 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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