4th New York Cavalry

The 4th New York Cavalry served as members of Huey’s Brigade in Gregg’s Division of the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

4th new york cavalry Gettysburg March 2010

Dedicated: Sept. 2, 1889.

Location: Hummelbaugh Field, north of Pleasonton Avenue. The unit was not present on the battlefield, but was at Manchester, Maryland guarding Union supply trains.

Description: 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.