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3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry

Organized: Washington DC; mustered in 18 August 1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: 8 May 1865

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  LCol. Samuel W. Owen

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Division - Pleasonton's Cavalry Division
  Brigade - 5th Brigade, Cavalry Division


Unit history

Formed originally as "Young's Kentucky Light Cavalry" in the Spring of 1861, the unit assembled in Philadelphia, then Washington DC where it was mustered into Federal service in August.1

On the Antietam Campaign

On the Maryland Campaign, the Regiment was assigned to General Hooker's First (I) Corps. They were not engaged on 14 September on South Mountain, but they led the excursion of the Corps across the Antietam in the vicinity of Pry's Ford on the afternoon of the 16th. They saw action as skirmishers that evening, and in deployed detachments among I Corps infantry and artillery units all day on the 17th.2

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #21: Cavalry Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #121: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM

We have 11 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
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CPvtMcCoubrie, John         We have some details for this person
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ILtHeyl, Edward Miles        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
ICaptWalsh, James William        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
MSgtBradbury, Albert         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
MCaptHess, Frank Watson        We have some details for this person
F&SLColOwen, Samuel Wilson        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 731]

2   Rawle, William Brooke, and Regimental History Committee, History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, Philadelphia: Franklin Printing Company, 1905, pp. 117 - 129  [AotW citation 730]