Gregg Cavalry Shaft or the Cavalry Field Monument.
About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? Oct. 15, 1884.
What is it made out of? Light gray New Hampshire granite.
What size is it? Approx. 29 x 7 x 7 ft.
Who made it? Eisenbrown, designer. Eagle Granite Works, fabricator.
What does it depict? Four-sided obelisk stands on a square pedestal and tiered base. Midway up the shaft on each side of relief images of crossed cannons, flags of carbines. The obelisk is topped by a sphere. Brevet. Lt. Col. William Brooke-Rawle delivered the historical address at the dedication. The monument consists of light gray New Hampshire granite. Monument is a two-part granite shaft topped with a square capital and a sphere, and set on a 7.7 foot square, three-part rough cut base with a tooled edges. The lower part of the shaft is polished stone with an incised inscription on each side. The upper part of the shaft is pebble finish with a smooth banded center containing crossed flags. Overall height is29 feet. Cast iron fence panels set into wooden (originally marble) posts surround it.
What does it honor? It stands at the location where the 1st Michigan of Custer’s brigade clashed with Stuart’s charging troopers.
When was this photograph taken? May 30, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, East Cavalry 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.
Other Commemorative Monuments at Gettysburg
Cavalry Field Monument – GAR Monument – Gettysburg Address Monument – Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association – Gettysburg National Military Park – High Water Mark Monument – Masonic Monument – MOLLUS Monuments – Pardee Field Monument – Peace Light Monument – Soldiers National Monument – Soldiers and Sailors of the Confederacy – Womens Monument