1st Cavalry Division Order of Battle, Gettysburg: July 1-3, 1863

Here’s a table I created of the three brigades in Brig. Gen. John Buford’s 1st Cavalry Division for the Gettysburg Battle.  The strength numbers are taken directly from the June 30, 1863 Present For Duty Rosters filled out by each regiment (making these numbers much more accurate than most other sources you see).  The Rosters are courtesy of my old friend, the late George Rummel III.  Also included are the casualty counts.

This table gives the student a clear idea of which companies were detailed to various duties, and the “strength on the line” of each regiment.



Brigadier General John Buford

All “strength” numbers denote fighting effectives, taken from the actual June 30, 1863
“Present for Duty” rosters, courtesy of George A. Rummel III.
These numbers, as well as the casualty counts, are much more accurate than any other source commonly available.

First Brigade

Colonel William Gamble

8th Illinois
(12 Companies – A through M)
Major John Lourie Beveridge
Strength: 25 Officers, 537 Enlisted
Losses: 1 killed, 5 wounded, 1 missing

12th Illinois
(5 Companies – A, E, F, H, I)
Strength: 12 Officers, 253 Enlisted Men
Losses: 4 killed, 10 wounded, 6 missing
3rd Indiana
(6 Companies – A through F)
Colonel George Henry Chapman
(command of both regiments)
Strength: 17 Officers, 393 Enlisted
Losses: 6 killed, 21 wounded, 5 missing
(Companies G, H, I & K – assigned to Army of the Cumberland;
Companies L & M assigned in Indiana)

8th New York
Lt. Colonel William Lester Markell
Strength: 22 Officers, 685 Enlisted Men
Losses: 2 killed, 22 wounded, 16 missing

Second Brigade

Colonel Thomas Casimer Devin

6th New York
Major William Elliot Beardsley
Strength: 14 Officers, 292 Enlisted
Losses: 1 killed, 3 wounded, 8 missing
(Company A – 3rd Corps Headquarters,
Companies D & K – 2nd Corps Headquarters,
Companies F & H – at Yorktown VA,
Company L – Provost Guard 1st Cav. Div. 2nd Brig.)

9th New York
(10 Companies – A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, K, M)
Colonel William Sackett
Strength: 31 Officers, 394 Enlisted
Losses: 2 killed, 2 wounded, 7 missing
(Companies D & L – 12th Corps Headquarters)

17th Pennsylvania
Colonel Josiah Holcomb Kellogg
Strength: 464
Losses: 4 missing
(Companies D & H – 5th Corps Headquarters,
Company K – 11th Corps Headquarters)

3rd West Virginia
(2 Companies – A & C)
Captain Seymour Beach Conger
Strength: 5 Officers, 59 Enlisted
Losses: 1 wounded, 1 captured, 2 missing
(Field & Staff, Troops D, E, F, G, H & I assigned to
Department of West Virginia;
Troop B assigned to unknown location;
Troops K, L & M not mustered)

Regulars – Reserve Brigade

Brigadier General Wesley Merritt

1st United States
(10 Companies – A, B, C, E, F, H, I, K, L, M)
Captain Richard S.C. Lord
Number: 15 Officers, 443 Enlisted
Losses: 1 killed, 9 wounded, 5 missing
(Companies D & G were detached and serving at
Fort Larned, Kansas)

2nd United States
Captain Theophilus Francis Rodenbough
Strength: 407
Losses: 3 killed, 7 wounded, 7 missing

5th United States
(11 Companies – No Company L)
Captain Julius Wilmot Mason
Strength: 306
Losses: 4 wounded, 1 missing

6th Pennsylvania
(9 Company Detachment)
Major James Henry Haseltine
Strength: 16 Officers, 337 Enlisted
Losses: 3 killed, 7 wounded, 2 missing
(Companies E & I detached to Army Headquarters)

6th United States
Major Samuel Henry Starr
Strength: 14 Officers, 410 Enlisted
Losses: 6 killed, 28 wounded, 208 captured
(Not on the field, involved in fight at Fairfield, PA on July 3;
Troops D & K temporarily detached to the Provost Marshal at Pleasonton’s Headquarters)


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