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 8th New York Cavalry Monument

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8th New York Cavalry Monument

Also known as "Rochester Regiment," and informally the "Crooks Cavalry Regiment". The monument stands on the position now occupied by the near-by 8th Illinois Cavalry monument. It was moved since it was previously sitting on what was the approximate center of the main battle line of the 8th Illinois on the morning of July 1, 1863, was dedicated on June 9, 1889. Inscribed on the monument: "Pickets of this regiment were attacked about 5 a.m., July 1, 1863, by the advance skirmishers of Heth's Confederate Division; the regiment engaged the enemy west of Seminary Ridge, with the brigade stubbornly contesting the ground against great odds until about 10:30 a.m., when it was relieved by the advance regiments of the 1st Corps." Casualties-3 Killed. 10 wounded, 21 missing.

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  • Originally Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
  • Added: 28 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8697399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 8th New York Cavalry Monument (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8697399, citing Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .