Private Joseph Lindemuth, Company L, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry – fully equipped & down on one knee served as the model for his units monument at Gettysburg. Located on Hancock Avenue at the Angle during Pickett’s Charge on July 3rd, the memorial to these men was dedicated on September 2, 1890 & cost $1,500.00.
In position behind the crest of Cemetery Ridge, the 1st PA. Cavalry was held in reserve to be on hand to attack any confederate infantry that was able to break through the union front. The Confederate assault faltered at the wall & these troopers were not needed that day. The dedicated, watchful appearance that Private Lindemuth conveys on this memorial represents the anxious wait of his fellow troopers as they witnessed the struggle unfold in front of them.