126th New York Infantry

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North Hancock Avenue, Ziegler's Grove Gettysburg


126th New York
3d Brig. 3d Div.
2d Corps.
July 3d 1863.



The Regiment participated in
the following engagements.

Harper's Ferry
Auburn Ford
Bristoe Station
Mine Run
Morton's Ford
Po River
North Anna
Cold Harbor
Deep Bottom
Strawberry Plains
Ream's Station
Boydton Plank Road
Sutherland's Station

The Regiment was in Position two hundred yards
at the left, July 2d until 7 P. M. when the
Brigade was conducted thirteen hundred yards
further to the left and the Regiment with
the 111th N. Y. and the 125th N.Y. charged the
enemy in the swale, near the source of Plum Run,
driving them therefrom and and advancing one hundred
and seventy five yards beyond, towards the
Emmitsburg Road, to a position indicated by
a monument on Sickles Avenue. At dark the
Regiment returned to near its former position.
in the afternoon of July 3d it took this
position and assisted in repulsing the
charge of the enemy, capturing three stands
of colors and many prisoners.
number    engaged, killed, wounded, missing
Officers      30,     5,       9
Enlisted men 425,    35,    172,      10
Total engaged 455.       Total losses 231


Born February 16th 1813.
Died July 4th 1863.

Served as member of Congress
and State Senator.
Entered the U. S. Military service
as Colonel of the 126th N. Y.
Infantry in 1862.
Mortally wounded July 3d 1863.
While in command of his Brigade.

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Organized at Geneva, N.Y., and mustered in August 22, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., thence moved to Martinsburg, Va., September 2, 1862. Retreat to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 11-12. Attached to Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862. Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division. 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Defense of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 12-15, 1862. Maryland Heights September 12-13. Bolivar Heights September 14-15. Regiment surrendered September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md.; thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., and duty there guarding prisoners until November. Declared exchanged November 22, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., November 23-25. Camp at Arlington Heights, Va., Defenses of Washington, to December 3, 1862, and at Centreville, Va., until June, 1863. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field and joined 2nd Army Corps June 25. Gettysburg (.Pa.) Campaign June 25-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty near Brandy Station, Va., until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. 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 James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30. White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Deatonville Road, 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 4th New York Heavy Artillery.

Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 137 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 122 Enlisted men by disease. Total 276.

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