124th New York Infantry
"American Guard"
"Orange Blossoms"


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Sickles Avenue, above Devil's Den.  Gettysburg

ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUTE
TO HER BRAVE DEFENDERS

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Killed
Major-James-Cromwell
Lieut J-Milner-Brown
Corpl-Orlando-U-Knapp
Corp Isaac-Decker-
Priv Harrison-Storm
Priv Robert-J-Holland
Priv. John-Clanz
Priv. James-Pemberton
Priv John-W-Leeper
Priv James-B-Moore
Priv. Hezekiah-Harris
Priv. John-Scott
Priv. Amsey-W-Quick
Priv. Isaac-C-Gillson
Priv. William-D-Dawkins
Priv. William-Campbell

 

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The Orange Blossoms
went into action on
this spot with
18 Officers and 220 men.
Lost in killed and wounded
7 Officers and 85 Men.
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Mustered in-Sept. 5. 1862.
Total enlistments 1320
Total Losses 516.
Mustered out June 2, 1865.

 

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Killed
Col-A-Van-Horne_Ellis
Captain-Isaac-Nicoll
Sergt-John-D-Drake
Corpl-Jacob-Lent
Priv-William-Lamereaux
Priv-Benjamin-F-Flagg
Priv-James-Roke
Priv-William-H-Cox
Priv-James-E-Homan
Priv-Charles-Edwards
Priv-James-Partington
Priv-William-Whan
Priv-William-Moore
Priv-John-Carroll
Priv-Cornelius-S-Allen
Priv-George-H-Stephens
Priv-Ambrose-S-Holbert
Priv-Thomas-Corbett
Priv-Walter-Barton

OUR COMRADES THEY DIED
FOR THEIR COUNTRY.

 

 

Located south of Gettysburg on Pleasonton Avenue

124th
New York Infantry
(Orange Blossoms)
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
3rd Corps
Occupied this position
during Pickett's Charge
July 3, 1863


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Organized at Goshen and mustered in September 5, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 6. Attached to Piatt's Brigade, Whipple's Division, 3rd Army Corps, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until October, 1862. Moved to Point of Rocks, thence to Pleasant Valley, Md., October 18-19. Movement toward Warrenton, Va., October 24-November 16. Reconnaissance to Manassas Gap November 5-6. Movement to Falmouth, Va., November 18-24. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Duty near Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Beverly Ford and Brandy Station June 9. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and the Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Duty near Brandy Station until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient "Bloody Angle" May 12. Harris Farm, or Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Raid on Weldon Railroad December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 29-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 3, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 93rd New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 137 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 92 Enlisted men by disease. Total 241.

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