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

Robertson's Brigade

Stuart's Cavalry Division

 

A monument to Robertson's Cavalry Brigade is on South Reynolds Avenue on the west side of Gettysburg. 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 is in front of the United Methodist Church in Orrtanna, seven miles west of Gettysburg, where the brigade protected the rear of Lee's army.

 

 

From the monument:

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
Robertson's Brigade
4th and 5th North Carolina Cavalry

 

July 1. The Brigade crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md. and marched to Greencastle Pa.

 

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

 

July 3. Marched to Cashtown and in the direction of Fairfield guarding the flank of the Army.

 

July 4. Held Jack's Mountain and picketed the left flank of the Army of Northern Virginia.

 

No report nor details of losses made.

 

From the marker in Orrtana:

 

C. S. A.
Army of Northern Virginia
Stuart's Cavalry Division
Robertson's Brigade
4th and 5th North Carolina Cavalry

 

July 1. The Brigade crossed the Potomac at Williamsport Md. and marched to Greencastle Pa.

 

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

 

July 3. Marched to Cashtown and in the direction of Fairfield guarding the flank of the Army.

 

July 4. Held Jack's Mountain and picketed the left flank of the Army of Northern Virginia.

No report nor details of losses made.

 


Monument to Robertson's Cavalry Brigade on Reynolds Avenue west of Gettysburg
(above) The monument to Robertson's Cavalry Brigade on Reynolds Avenue west of Gettysburg

(below) Tablet to Robertson's Cavalry Brigade in front of the United Methodist Church in Orrtanna, seven miles west of Gettysburg.
Tablet to Robertson's Cavalry Brigade in front of the United Methodist Church in Orrtana, seven miles west of Gettysburg
(below) The United Methodist Church in Orrtanna, with the tablet for Robertson's Cavalry Brigade below the right side of the window.
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