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3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment

The monument to the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment is in the southwest corner of Winchester National Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia. (39° 11.036′ N, 78° 9.433′ W; map)

 

The granite monument is topped with a horse shoe and the bas-relief of a horse's head. On the front is the crossed sabres Cavalry symbol. On the rear is the symbol of the 19th Army Corps.

 

The Third Massachusetts Cavalry fought in the Shenandoah Valley under the command of Colonel Lorenzo D. Sargent. They had been dismounted just before the Nineteenth Corps left Louisiana and were attached as infantry to the Second Brigade of the Second Division of the Nineteenth Army Corps.

 

The Third Massachusetts got their horses back in February of 1865.

 

From the front of the monument:

 

3rd Mass. Cavalry
Sheridan's Valley Campaign 1864


Casualties
Killed
and
Wounded
207


Erected Sept. 19, 1888

 

From the rear of the monument:


3rd Mass. Cavalry


19th Corps


 

See more about the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War

 

 

Front view of the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Monument in Winchester, Virginia
(above) front of the monument to the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment in Winchester National Cemetery
(below) Rear view.

Rear view of the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry Monument in Winchester, Virginia





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