First Regiment Vermont Cavalry

First Regiment Vermont Cavalry (HMA31)

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

N 39° 47.214', W 77° 14.628'

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First Brigade, Third Division

— Cavalry Corps —

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First Regiment Vermont Cavalry,
First Brig. Third Div. Cavalry Corps.

In the Gettysburg Campaign this regiment fought Stuart's Cavalry at Hanover, Pa. June 30, and at Hunterstown July 2; and on this field July 3, led by Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth, who fell near this spot, charged through the First Texas infantry and to the line of Law's Brigade, receiving the fire of five Confederate regiments and two batteries, and losing 67 men.

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First Vermont Cavalry
Entered the United States service Nov. 19, 1861. Mustered out Aug. 9, 1865. Took part in the Battles of Gettysburg, Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Waynesboro, Five Forks, Appomattox Station and 67 other battles and engagements. Aggregate 2297 officers and men. Killed and mortally wounded in action 102; died of disease and by accidents 123; died in Confederate prisons 172; - total 397. Total wounded in action 275.
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HM NumberHMA31
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Year Placed1889
Placed ByState of Vermont
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307866 N 4406513
Decimal Degrees39.78690000, -77.24380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.214', W 77° 14.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 12.84" N, 77° 14' 37.68" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8815 S Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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