About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? July 1, 1888.
What is it made out of? Sculpture: granite; Base: granite.
What size is it? Sculpture: approx. 13 ft. 5 in. x 2 ft. 8 1/2 in. x 2 ft. 8 1/2 in.; Base: W. 6 ft. x D. 6 ft.
Who made it? Frederick & Field, fabricator.
What does it depict? Monument consists of a polished pedestal, a three-tiered base and an apexed cap. On the top are sculpted representations of Cavalry accouterments. There is a row of stars on each side, just below the cap. Monument is a multi-part stepped granite shaft of smooth cut and polished stone with a semi-pyramidal top and cavalry accouterments at the apex and set on a six foot square rough cut base with a tooled edge. The shaft has incised inscriptions on each face, banding at the top with four stars on the front and three stars on the other sides. Overall height is 13.5 feet.
What does it honor? It indicates the position of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry on July 3, 1863 when opposing Stuart’s Cavalry Division.
How is it inscribed? FOUGHT HERE/JULY 3, 1863./BOTH MOUNTED AND/DISMOUNTED, HOLDING/THIS POSITION/SEVERAL HOURS/ASSISTED IN REPELLING/THE CHARGES OF THE/ENEMY’S CAVALRY.
When was this photograph taken? December 9, 2011.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, East Cavalry Field, Gregg Cavalry Avenue, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located on the north side of Gregg Avenue at East Cavalry Field, near the Rummel Farm.
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.
Commander: Maj. Myron H. Beaumont (1837-1878). Printer; served in United States Cavalry prior to the Civil War. Post-war he was a rascal who deserted his family, engaged in criminal activity, and eventually committed suicide.
Number Engaged: 269
Casualties: 9 wounded
After Action Report: After Action Report of Maj. Hugh H. Janeway (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Burlington, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, and Sussex counties.
Regimental History ~ Dyer’s Compendium of the War of the Rebellion:
Organized at Trenton, N. J, under authority of the War Department August 14, 1861, as Halsted’s Cavalry. Left State for Washington, D.C.; four Companies August 24 and six Companies August 31, 1861. Attached to Heintzelman’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Wadsworth’s Command, Military District of Washington, to May, 1862. Bayard’s Cavalry Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Bayard’s Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Bayard’s Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division. Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, to May, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Dept. of Washington, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.–Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until May, 1862. Reconnaissance to Pohick Church, Va.. December 18, 1861 (1 Co.). Lee’s House. Occoquan Bridge, January 29, 1862 (Detachment). Transferred to State of New Jersey and designated 1st Cavalry February 19, 1862. Rappahannock River May 13. Staunton and Strasburg Road June 1-2. Woodstock June 2. Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Reconnaissance to James City July 22-24. Operations about Orange Court House July 29. Barnett’s Ford August 1. Slaughter House August 8. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Rappahannock Station August 19. Brandy Station, Stevensburg and Raccoon Ford August 20. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Warrenton August 26. Faquier White Sulphur Springs August 27. Thoroughfare Gap August 28. Bull Run August 30. Germantown and Centreville August 31. Chantilly August 31. In Defenses of Washington September. Reconnaissance from Upton’s Hill to Leesburg September 16-18 (2 Cos.). Expedition from Centreville to Warrenton September 29 (Detachment). Expedition to Thoroughfare Gap October 17-18. Near Upperville October 29 (Detachment). Aldie and Mountsville October 31. Salem, New Baltimore and Thoroughfare Gap November 4. Rappahannock Station November 7, 8 and 9. Snicker’s Ferry, Berryville, November 30. Near Dumfries December 11, Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15, Near Chantilly December 29. Near Fairfax Court House and Middleburg January 26. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Stoneman’s Raid April 29-May 8. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Aldie June 17. Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. Dover June 22. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Emmettsburg, Md., July 4. Old Antietam Forge, near Leitersburg, July 10. Reconnaissance to Ashby’s Gap July 11-14. Ashby’s Gap July 12. Near Harper’s Ferry July 14. Shephardstown July 14-16. Scout to Goose Creek July 25-27. Rixeyville Ford August 5. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Bristoe Campaign October 8-22. Skirmishes at James City October 8-10. Near Warrenton October 11. Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12-13. Brentsville October 14. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Near Warrenton November 11. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. New Hope Church November 27. Parker’s Store November 29. Reconnaissance from Bealeton and Front Royal January 1-4, 1864. Scout from Warrenton to Piedmont February 17-18. Near Piedmont February 18 (Detachment). Custer’s Raid into Albemarle County February 28-March 1. Near Charlottesville February 29. Stannardsville March 1. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Todd’s Tavern May 5-6. Wilderness May 6-7. Todd’s Tavern May 7-8. Corbin’s Bridge May 8. Sheridan’s Raid May 9-24. Davenport and Childsburg May 9. North Anna River May 9-10. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Ashland May 11. Brooks’ Church or fortifications of Richmond May 12. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hawes’ Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor May 31-June 1. Sumner’s Upper Bridge, Sheridan’s Trevillian Raid, June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Newark or Mallory’s Cross Roads June 12. Black Creek or Tunstall Station June 21. White House of St. Peter’s Church June 21. St. Mary’s Church June 24. Near Petersburg June 29-July 12. Lee’s Mills, Warwick Swamp, July 12. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Malvern Hill July 28. Ream’s Station August 8. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18, Gravel Hill August 14. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Dinwiddie Road, near Ream’s Station, August 23. Ream’s Station August 25. Old members mustered out at Trenton, N. J., September 16, 1864. Belcher’s Mills September 17. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Arthur’s Swamp September 30-October 1. Vaughan Road October 1. Boydton Plank Road or Hatcher’s Run October 27-28. Reconnaissance to Stony Creek November 7. Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Bellefield Station December 9-10. Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Payne’s Cross Roads and Amelia Springs April 5. Sailor’s Creek April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition from Burkesville to Danville and South Boston April 23-27. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Company “F” mustered out at Washington May 25, 1865. Mustered out at Cloud’s Hills, Va., July 24, 1865. Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 116 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 185 Enlisted men by disease. Total 317.