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

Jones' Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 

A monument to Jones' Cavalry Brigade is on South Reynolds Avenue just west of Gettysburg (top right). It is one of three monuments at that location for Confederate cavalry brigades who were not present on the battlefield but played a major role in the campaign.

 

A marker to the brigade (bottom right) is on the Fairfield-Orrtana Road seven miles west of Gettysburg. Here the brigade fought and annihilated the 6th United States Cavalry Regiment, which was attempting to attack Lee's supply and ordnance trains in the army's rear.

 

 

From the monument:

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


6th 7th 11th 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiments
and 35th Virginia Cavalry Battalion

 

July 1. The 12th Regiment was detached and remained on the south side of the Potomac River. White's 35th Virginia Battalion was also detached. The remaining regiments crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md.

 

July 2. Marched from near Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.

 

July 3. The Brigade marched from Chambersburg Pa. via Cashtown to Fairfield Pa. Met the 6th U. S. Cavalry about two miles from Fairfield. The 7th Virginia charged in the advance and was repulsed. The 6th Virginia in support charged and forced the Union Regiment to retire with heavy loss. The Brigade encamped at Fairfield for the night.

 

July 4. The Brigade held the mountain passes and picketed the left flank of the Army.

 

Casualties Killed 11 Wounded 30 Missing 6 Total 47

 

From the marker on the Fairfield-Orrtana Road:

 

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


6th 7th 11th 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiments
and 35th Virginia Cavalry Battalion

 

July 1. The 12th Regiment was detached and remained on the south side of the Potomac River. White's 35th Virginia Battalion was also detached. The remaining regiments crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md.

 

July 2. Marched from near Greencastle Pa. to Chambersburg Pa.

 

July 3. The Brigade marched from Chambersburg Pa. via Cashtown to Fairfield Pa. Met the 6th U. S. Cavalry about two miles from Fairfield. The 7th Virginia charged in the advance and was repulsed. The 6th Virginia in support charged and forced the Union Regiment to retire with heavy loss. The Brigade encamped at Fairfield for the night.

 

July 4. The Brigade held the mountain passes and picketed the left flank of the Army.

 

Casualties Killed 11 Wounded 30 Missing 6 Total 47

Jones' Brigade, Stuart's Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg
Jones' Brigade marker west of Gettysburg
see the marker in its setting on the Fairfield-Orrtanna Road
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