6th New York Cavalry

6th New York Cavalry (HM9ZX)

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

N 39° 50.673', W 77° 14.829'

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(Ira Harris Guard)

— 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps —

(Front):
6th New York Cavalry
(Ira Harris Guard)
2d Brigade. 1st Division.
Cavalry Corps.

(Back, Left Column):
Regiment organized in New York City.
Mustered into service
September, 1861. Re-enlisted as
Veteran Volunteers at
Culpeper Court House, Va.,
Dec. 16. 1863. Mustered out of
service June 17, 1865.
Total number enlisted 1969.
Total casualties, officers 34, men 382.
Principle engagements:
Barnett's Ford. - Wilderness.
Seven Pines. - Todd's Tavern.
Fair Oaks. - Spottsylvania.
Malvern Hill. - Yellow Tavern.
Frederick. - Sheridan's Raid around Richmond.
South Mountain
Antietam. - Hawe's Shop.
Fredericksburg. - Cold Harbor.
Chancellorsville - Trevillian Station.
Brandy Station. - White House.
Aldie. - Deep Bottom.
Upperville. - Shepherdstown.
Gettysburg. - Front Royal.
Boonsboro*. - Winchester.
Williamsport. - Fisher's Hill.
Culpeper Court House. - Cedar Creek.
Mine Run. - Dinwiddie C.H.
Morton's Ford. - Appomattox Station.
and 46 other battles and skirmishes.

(Back, Right Column):
Regiment at Gettysburg
Arrived June 30, 1863.
July 1st Skirmished, dismounted,
on this line until arrival of 1st Corps
and the rest of the day on right of the
York Road. Then retired to Cemetery
Hill, one squadron being among the
last Union troops in Gettysburg
on that day. Bivouacked in Peach
Orchard that night and engaged
enemy's skirmishers on the morning
of July 2d until relieved by
troops of the 3d Corps.
Then moved to Taneytown and on
the third to Westminster, from
which place moved with the
Division (Buford's) in pursuit of
the enemy. Met and engaged them
July 8th at Boonsboro', Md.
holding that position.
Casualties.
Killed 1, wounded 5, missing 16.
Total 22.

(Across the Bottom of the Back Plaque):
Brevet Major-General
Thomas C. Devin
First Colonel
6th New York Cavalry.
Details
HM NumberHM9ZX
Tags
Year Placed1889
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 7:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307740 N 4412920
Decimal Degrees39.84455000, -77.24715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.673', W 77° 14.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 40.38" N, 77° 14' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6915 Buford Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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