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1st Maine
Cavalry Regiment

The monument to the First Maine Cavalry Regiment is east of Gettysburg on the East Cavalry Battlefield, on the north side of Hanover Road just east of the intersection with East Cavalry Avenue. (39.81795°N, 77.169235° W; map) It was dedicatd in 1889 by the State of Maine.

 

The First Maine Cavalry was commanded by Colonel Charles Henry Smith, who went on to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions at Saint Mary's Church in 1864. The First brought 438 men to the field, losing 1 killed and 4 wounded. It was part of the Cavalry Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade.

 

 

From the front of the monument:

 

This monument commemorates the services of the
First Maine cavalry on the battle-field, July 3, 1863.
Col. C. H. Smith commanding.

From the rear:

Middletown
Cedar Mountain
South Mountain
Fredericksburg
Brandy Station
Midleburg
Gettysburg

Sulphur Springs
Fortifications
    of Richmond
Todd's Tavern
Hawes Shop
Trevillian Station
Deep Bottom
Wyatt's Farm
Bellefield
Dinwiddie C.H.
High Bridge

Winchester
Second Bull Run
Antietam
Rappahannock St'n
Aldie
Upperville
Shepardstown
 Mine Run
Old Church
Ground Squirrel
Church
Cold Harbor
St. Mary's Church
Reams Station
Boydton Road
Hatcher's Run
Sailor's Creek
Farmville

Appomattox C.H.

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Number enrolled 3226
Killed in action 101. Died of wounds 53
Died of disease 171. Died in prison 195.

 

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1st Maine Cavalry monument at Gettysburg
(above) Monument to the First Maine Cavalry on the East Cavalry Battlefield at Gettysburg - enlarge enlarge
(below) rear view of the monument
rear view of 1st Maine Cavalry monument at Gettysburg
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