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Army Of The Potomac Cavalry Corps Third Division

At Gettysburg the third division was comprised of First Brigade- 1st Vermont Cavalry 1st West Virginia Cavalry 5th New York Cavalry 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Second Brigade- was comprised of the 1st 5th 6th 7th Michigan Cavalry

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First Brigade Third Division Marker

First Brigade
Third Division, Cavalry Corps

The monument is south of Gettysburg on South Confederate Avenue.

Monument map: Bushman Hill & Slyder Farm 

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac 
Cavalry Corps 
Third Division
First Brigade
Brig. Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth
Col. Nathaniel R Richmond

5th NewYork 18th Pennsylvania
1st Vermont 1st (10 Cos.) West Virginia Cavalry

June 30. Arrived at Hanover about noon and was attacked by Major Gen. Stuart's Cavalry and Horse Artillery which first encountered the 18th Penna. in the rear of the column. Later the Brigade was engaged and Major Gen. Stuart having been repulsed from the town retired with the loss of a battleflag and over 70 men.

July 1 & 2. Not engaged.

July 3. Moved to the left to attack the Confederate right and rear arriving about 1 P. M. and engaged with Confederate skirmishers being supported at 3 P. M. by the Reserve Cavalry Brigade on the left. At 5.30 P. M. the18th Pa. 1st Vt. and 1st West Virginia charged the Confederate left through the woods and among stone fences held by superior forces of Infantry and Artillery but were repulsed with heavy loss including Brig. Gen. Farnsworth killed.

Casualties Killed 3 Officers 18 Men Wounded 6 Officers 28 Men Captured or Missing 1 Officer 42 Men Total 98

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