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 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument

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17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
  • Added: 28 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8697669
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8697669, citing Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .