1st Massachusetts Cavalry Monument- The first regimental monument erected by Union soldiers on a Southern battlefield. June 17, 1891.
The first clash of a collective series of actions known as the Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville came on June 17, 1863, outside the town of Aldie. In the heated fight, the 1st Massachusetts made multiple charges along the Snickersville Turnpike straight at their enemy who fired carbines, revolvers, and cannon from near point-blank range thanks to a fortuitous bend in the road. Massachusetts men wilted under the devastating fire and, by day’s end, counted 198 of their 294 pre-battle strength as casualties.
Survivors of the Battle of Aldie never forgot their comrades and the sacrifices they made that day. June 17 became sacred to the veterans of the regiment as they grew older. The committee of veterans chose to hold their annual reunions on that date. In 1891, they made the date even more hallowed. Sixteen survivors dedicated the monument to the regiment on the 28th anniversary of the battle at the curve in the Snickersville Turnpike that caused them so much distress all those years earlier
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