First Pennsylvania Cavalry

First Pennsylvania Cavalry (HMAIR)

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

N 39° 48.771', W 77° 14.122'

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First Brigade, 2nd Division

— Cavalry Corps —

(Front):
First Pennsylvania Cavalry
1 Brigade 2 Division Cavalry Corps
Army of the Potomac

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Recruited in Montgomery, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Juniata, Mifflin, Centre, Clinton, Greene, Fayette, Washington and Allegheny Counties

Participated in 66 engagements among which are the following:
Dranesville, Strasburg, Harrisonburg, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Thoroughfare Gap, Gainesville, 2 Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Aldie, Middleburg, Gettysburg, Shepherdstown, Muddy Run, Culpeper, Rapidan River, Sulphur Springs, Auburn, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, Todd's Tavern, Davenport, Fortifications of Richmond, Hawes' Shop, Cold Harbor, Trevillian Station, White House, St. Mary's Church, Reams' Station July 12, 1864, Malvern Hill, Charles City Cross Road, Reams' Station August 26, 1864, Hatcher's Run, Dinwiddie Court House, Paines' Cross Roads, Amelia Springs, Sailor's Creek, Farmville, Appomattox

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Mustered in July-Sept. 1861 Re-enlisted Jan-Feb. 1864
Consolidated with the 6. and 17. Pena. Cavalry to form the 2. Provisional Penna.
Cavalry June 17 1865 Mustered out August 7 1865
At the opening of the artillery fire on the afternoon of July 3 the regiment was in line to teh left and rear of this position with orders from Gen. Meade to "charge the assaulting column should it succeed in breaking the infantry line in front."
Present at Gettysburg 30 officers and 388 men
Total enrollment 1500
Killed and died of wounds Officers 8 Men 37
Wounded Officers 22 Men 256
Died of disease, etc. Officers 2 Men 106
Captured or missing Officers 4 Men 102
Total Casualties 537
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HM NumberHMAIR
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByCommonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 3:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308661 N 4409376
Decimal Degrees39.81285000, -77.23536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.771', W 77° 14.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 46.26" N, 77° 14' 7.32" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 488-498 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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