Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monuments in:
 • Gettysburg National Military Park
 • Gettysburg
 • Adams County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

The monument stands near the spot where the 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry stood watch over the Mummasburg Road north of the town of Gettysburg Pennsylvania on July 1, 1863. The regiment held it's position against Confederate forces until the arrival of the Union 1st Corps. They then moved to cover the roads to Carlisle and Harrisburg, holding the enemy in check until relieved by troops of the Union 11th Corps. Later they took position to cover the retreat of the 11th Corps to Cemetery Hill. The monument was dedicated at Gettysburg on September 11, 1889, by veterans of the regiment. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
Record added: Apr 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8697669
17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument
Added by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Feb. 26, 2014

- la vita eterna
 Added: Jul. 19, 2013

- tbeck
 Added: May. 26, 2012
There are 31 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.4 after 33 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service