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6th Pennsylvania Cavalry

"Rush's Lancers"
Organized: Philadelphia; mustered in 10/31/1861

 

Commanding Officers at Antietam:
  Col. Richard H. Rush
  LCol. C. Ross Smith

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Division - Pleasonton's Cavalry Division
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division


On the Antietam Campaign

Companies Companies B, G, and I were on the Maryland Campaign with General Pleasonton. Col Rush was in command of the Brigade.

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #91: Third Brigade, Cavalry Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 3 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

More on the Web

See Eric J. Wittenberg's excellent "Rush's Lancers" site

We have 2 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
C SgtElliott, James S.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
F&SLColSmith, Charles Ross        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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