17th Pennsylvania Cavalry

17th Pennsylvania Cavalry (HM9ZO)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.837', W 77° 14.728'

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2d Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps.

— Army of the Potomac —

17th Pennsylvania Cavalry
2nd Brigade. 1st Division. Cavalry Corps. Army of the Potomac.

The Regiment held this position on the morning of July 1st 1863 from 5 o'clock until the arrival of First Corps troops. The brigade then moved to the right covering the roads to Carlisle and Harrisburg and holding the enemy in check until relieved by troops of the Eleventh Corps. It then took position on the right flank of the infantry and later aided in covering the retreat of the 11th Corps to Cemetery Hill where it went into position with the Division on the left of the army.

Recruited in Beaver, Susquehanna, Lancaster, Bradford, Lebanon, Cumberland, Franklin, Schuylkill, Perry, Luzerne, Montgomery, Chester, and Wayne Counties.

Mustered in September 1st 1862. Mustered out June 16th 1865.

The Regiment in whole or part participated in 55 engagements among which were the following
Gettysburg. Chancellorsville. Fisher's Hill.
Mine Run. Newtown.
Wilderness. Winchester.
Todd's Tavern. Gordonsville.
Sheridan's First Expedition. Coochland C.H.
Cold Harbor. Five Forks.
Trevilian Raid. Sailors Creek.
Deep Bottom. Appomattox.
HM NumberHM9ZO
Year Placed1889
Placed ByCommonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 7:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307892 N 4413220
Decimal Degrees39.84728333, -77.24546667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.837', W 77° 14.728'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 50.22" N, 77° 14' 43.68" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6619 Buford Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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