Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War
Confederate Headquarters

Fitzhugh Lee's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division


The monument to Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry brigade is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield along Confederate Cavalry Avenue.


The brigade was commanded by Fitzhugh Lee, nephew of Robert E. Lee. He was also cousin to W.H.F. Lee, the nominal commander of Chambliss' Brigade who was recovering from a wound during the Gettysburg campaign.



From the monument:

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
FItzhugh Lee's Brigade

1st Maryland Battalion and
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Virginia Cavalry


July 3. The Battalion being on duty with Ewell's Corps the Brigade brought only five regiments to this field where it arrived soon after midday and took position on the left of Hampton's Brigade on the edge of the neighboring woods. It participated actively in the conflict which ensued.


Losses Killed 5 Wounded 16 Missing 29 Total 50

Fitz Lee's Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg
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