8th Illinois Cavalry

8th Illinois Cavalry (HM9UY)

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

N 39° 50.147', W 77° 14.968'

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1st Brigade, 1st Division

— Cavalry Corps —

(Front):
8th Illinois Cavalry
1st. Brig. - 1st Div.
Cavalry Corps
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First line of battle
July 1. 1863
Occupied until relieved by 1st Corps.
One squadron picketed ridge east of Marsh
Creek and supported by another squadron
met enemy's right advance
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Lieut. Jones Co. E. fired first shot as the
enemy crossed Marsh Creek Bridge

(Back):
On reforming line Regiment took an
advance position on Hagerstown Road
late in the day delayed enemy's advance
by attacking right flank
thereby aiding the infantry in
withdrawing to Cemetery Hill.
In the evening encamped on left flank
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July 2. 1863
Buford's Division retired toward Westminster
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David Diffenbaugh
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HM NumberHM9UY
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByState of Illinois
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307518 N 4411952
Decimal Degrees39.83578333, -77.24946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.147', W 77° 14.968'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 8.82" N, 77° 14' 58.08" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-48 Reynolds Ave S, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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