About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Sept. 2, 1889.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: Concord granite with bronze elements; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. H. 14 ft.; Base: approx. W. 7 ft. x D. 5 ft.
Who made it? Piatti, Emilio F., sculptor. New England Monument Company, fabricator. Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company, founder.
What does it depict? Vertical shaft with rough-hewn edges stands atop a tiered base. A New York State Seal is affixed to the upper portion of the shaft and a relief of a horse’s head is at the lower portion. A relief of the Cavalry Corps insignia is at the top of the shaft. Overall height is fourteen foot.
What does it honor? The unit was not present on the battlefield, but was at Manchester, Maryland guarding Union supply trains.
How is it inscribed? THIS REGIMENT PARTICIPATED IN THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN UNTIL REACHING HANOVER JUNCTION JUNE 30, WHEN WITH THE BRIGADE IT WAS DETACHED AND MOVED TO MANCHESTER WHERE IT PICKETED THE SURROUNDING COUNTRY UNTIL JULY 3RD, WHEN IT PROCEEDED TO WESTMINSTER, ON THE 4TH. IT JOINED JOHN KILPATRICK’S DIVISION IN PURSUIT OF THE ENEMY AND WITH IT PARTICIPATED AT MONTEREY PASS THAT NIGHT, AND IN THE MANY OTHER CAVALRY ENGAGEMENTS UNTIL THE ENEMY RECROSSED THE POTOMAC
When was this photograph taken? December 8, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Hummelbaugh Field, north of Pleasonton Avenue in Hummelbaugh Field, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been moved or materially altered.
The 4th New York Cavalry was also known as Dickel’s Mounted Rifles. During the battle of Gettysburg, it served as a member of Huey’s Brigade in Gregg’s Division of the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac.
Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Augustin Pruyn
Raised: At large; New York City; Cleveland, Ohio.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at New York City August 10-November 15, 1861. (Co. “K” mustered in November 15, 1862; Co. “L” December, 1862, and Co. “M” February 13, 1863.) Left State for Washington, D.C., August 29, 1861. Attached to Blenker’s Brigade and Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Blenker’s Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. Blenker’s Division, Mountain Dept., to May, 1862. Advance Brigade, Mountain Dept., to June, 1862. Buford’s Cavalry Brigade, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade. 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, to June 14, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, to February, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until April, 1862. Moved to Winchester, Va., April, 1862, and operations in the Shenandoah Valley until August. Strasburg and Staunton Road June 1-2. Woodstock June 2. Edenburg and Mr. Jackson June 3. Harrisonburg June 6. Cross Keys June 8. Near Port Republic June 9. New Market June 13. Near Middletown July 8. White House Ford July 22. Near Luray July 29. Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Waterloo Bridge August 24-25, Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until December. Ashby’s Gap September 22. Near New Baltimore November 16. Reconnaissance from Chantilly to Snicker’s Gap and Berryville November 28-30. Berryville November 29. Snicker’s Ferry November 30. Reconnaissance to Kellysville December 21-23. Scouts in Faquier County January 24-26, 1863. Grove Church, near Morrisville, January 26. Somerville February 9. Hartwood Church February 25. Kelly’s Ford March 17. Stoneman’s Raid April 29-May 8. Aldie June 17. Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Monterey Gap July 4. Smithburg July 5. Hagerstown and Williamsport July 6. Boonsboro July 8. Jones’ Cross Reads and Hagerstown July 10-13. Falling Waters July 14. Expedition from Leesburg August 30-September 2. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Raccoon Ford September 14-16. Reconnaissance across the Rapidan September 21-23. Jack’s Shop, Madison Court House, September 22. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Raccoon and Morton’s Fords October 10. Stevensburg and Kelly’s Ford October 11. Brandy Station, Culpeper and Stevensburg October 12. Oak Hill October 15. Bealton Station October 24-25. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Robertsoh’s Tavern November 27. Parker’s Store November 29. Mine Run November 30. Ely’s Ford December 1. Near Culpeper Court House December 23. Barnett’s Ford January 29 and February 6-7, 1864. Kilpatrick’s Raid on Richmond February 28-March 4. Beaver Dam Station February 29. Defenses of Richmond March 1. Aylett’s March 2. New Kent Court House March. 3. Culpeper March 28. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Todd’s Tavern May 5-6. Brock Road and the Furnaces May 6. Wilderness May 6-7. Todd’s Tavern May 7-8. Piney Grove Church May 8. Spottsylvania Court House May 8-21. North Anna River May 23-26. Pamunkey River May 26-28. Crump’s Creek May 27. Haw’s Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 22-31. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Cold Harbor May 31-June 1. Gaines Mills June 2. Sheridan’s Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. White House June 21. Jones’ Bridge, Chickahominy River, June 23. Prince George Court House June 25. Before Petersburg June 26-July 30. Lee’s Mills July 18. Deep Bottom July 28-29. Charles City Cross Roads July 29. Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6-November 28. Millwood August 10. White Post August 11. Crooked Run August 13. Front Royal August 16. Charlestown August 21. Halltown August 24. Near Kearneysville August 25. Smithfield and Leetown August 28. Bunker Hill September 13. Sevler’s Ford September 15. Battle of Winchester September 19. Middletown September 20. Strasburg September 20. Fisher’s Hill September 21. Mt. Jackson September 23-24. Fort Republic September 26-27. Mr. Crawford October 1. Newtown October 2. Tom’s Brook October 9. Near Strasburg October 14. Cedar Creek October 17 and 19. Woodstock October 20. Nineveh November 12. Rood’s Hill November 22. Expedition from Winchester November 28-December 3. Expedition to Gordonsville December 19-28. Liberty Mills December 21. Jack’s Shop, near Gordonsville, December 22. Consolidated with 9th New York Cavalry as Companies “B,” “E” and “L” February 27, 1865, which see. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 39 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 54 Enlisted men by disease. Total 101.
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