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East Cavalry Field is a rather lonesome place compared to the rest of the battlefield, but it’s definitely worth a look. There are many beautiful monuments like the one shown here: The Gregg Cavalry Shaft. It dates from 1884 and bears the names of the units who fought here --- both Union and Confederate, which makes it a rather interesting memorial. The monument seen in the background to the right of the monument is the 3RD Pennsylvania Cavalry, placed in 1890.
PVT. NELSON A. THAYER
Died July 02, 1863
Co. K, 123RD New York Infantry
Pvt. Thayer enlisted in August 1862. He was shot in the head and killed at Gettysburg on the second day’s battle, and by the end of the year was taken to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
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