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New York 5th Cavalry, Company H (Union)


Organized - New York 5th Cavalry, Company H - New York


Battle - Williamsport - Washington County, Maryland


During the night of July 4-5th, General Robert E. Lee's battered army began its retreat from Gettysburg, moving southwest toward Hagerstown and the Potomac River crossing at Williamsport, screened by Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry. Lee's infantry reached the rain-swollen Potomac but could not cross, the pontoon bridge having been destroyed by a cavalry raid. On July 11th, Lee entrenched a line protecting the river crossings at Williamsport and waited for Maj. Gen. George G. Meade's army to advance. On…READ MORE


Mustered Out - New York 5th Cavalry, Company H - New York

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