8th Pennsylvania Cavalry

8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (HMAE3)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.499', W 77° 14.077'

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2nd Brigade, 2nd Division

— Cavalry Corps —

8th Penna. Cavalry
2nd Brigade 2nd Division Cavalry Corps

Recruited in Phila., Bucks, Lycoming, & Luzerne Counties
Mustered in Aug. - Oct. 1861 Reenlisted Dec. 31st 1863
Mustered out July 24th 1865.

With the Army of the Potomac from Manassas to Appomattox
Participated in
135 Battles and Skirmishes

This regiment detached with the 2nd Corps, covered the rear of
the army on the march from Virginia. At Frederick rejoined the
Cavalry Corps and with Gregg's Division moved in the advance to
Gettysburg July 1st, moved hastily to Manchester to protect trains
July 4th joined in pursuit of the enemy participating in the
night attack at Monterey Pass and the many other cavalry
engagements until the enemy retreated into Virginia.
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HM NumberHMAE3
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByCommonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 4:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308712 N 4408871
Decimal Degrees39.80831667, -77.23461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.499', W 77° 14.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 29.94" N, 77° 14' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18 Pleasonton Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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