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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
126th New York Infantry
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division

— 2nd Corps —
 
126th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. 126th New York Infantry Monument
At the top of the monument is a trefoil, the symbol of the II Corps.
 
Inscription. (Front):
126th New York
Infantry.
3d Brig. 3d Div.
2d Corps.
July 3d 1863.

(Back):
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 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.

(Left):
The Regiment participated in
the following engagements.
Harper's Ferry - Tolopotomoy
Gettysburg - cold Harbor
Auburn Ford - Petersburg
Bristoe Station - Deep Bottom
Mine Run - Strawberry Plains
Morton's Ford - Ream's Station
Wilderness - Boydton Plank Road
Po River - Sutherland's Station
Spottyslvania
 
Front Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
2. Front Inscription
 
- Farmville
North Anna - Appomattox

(Right):
Colonel Eliakim Sherrill.
Born February 16th 1813.
Died July 4th 1863.
Served as a 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.
 
Erected 1888 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 48.999′ N, 77° 14.066′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, in Ziegler's Grove at Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexander Hays (a few steps from this marker); 90th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); First Massachusetts Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, Second U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 108th New York Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I First U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Back of Monument
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Ziegler's Grove. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. 126th New York Infantry in the Civil War. Discusses the service of the regiment. (Submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
 
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
5. Right Side of Monument
 
 
Colonel Eliakim Sherrell Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
6. Colonel Eliakim Sherrell
Relief on the front of the monument.
 
 
State Seal on Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
7. State Seal on Front of Monument
 
 
Right Flank Marker Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
8. Right Flank Marker Stone
The right flank stone in the foreground here indicates the relative location of the regiment during the repulse of Longstreet's July 3 attack.
 
 
The 126th Regiment's View Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
9. The 126th Regiment's View
The regiment held a position at the north end of Ziegler's Grove during the repulse of Longstreet's attack of July 3. This view looks across Hancock Avenue at the Emmitsburg Road entrance to the park. Beyond the roads are the fields over which the Confederates charged on July 3.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8, 9. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
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