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124th New York Infantry

2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Corps

 
 
124th New York Infantry Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
1. 124th New York Infantry Monument
The figure atop the monument depicts Col. Augustus Van Horn Ellis.
Inscription. (Front):
124th New York
Infantry.
2nd Brigade 1st Division
3rd Corps
July 2nd 1863.

(Back):
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.
————
Mustered in-Sept. 5, 1862.
Total Enlistments - 1320.
Total Losses 516.
Mustered out-June 2, 1865.

(Right):
Killed
Col. A. Van Horn 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 Partigton
Priv William Whan
Priv John Carroll
Priv Cornelius S. Allen
Priv George H. Stephens
Priv Ambrose S. Holbert
Priv Walter Barton
Our Comrades They Died
For Their Country.

(Left):
Killed
Major James Cromwell
Lieut J. Milner Brown
Corpl Orlando U. Knapp
Corpl Isaac Decker
Priv Harrison Storms
Priv Robert J. Holland
Priv John Glanz
Priv James Pemberton
Priv John W. Leeper
Priv James B. Moore
Priv Hezekiah Harris
Priv John Scott
Priv Amsey W. Quick
Priv Isaac G. Gillson
Priv William D. Dawkins
Priv
Front of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
2. Front of Monument
Note the diamond symbol of the Federal III Corps above the plaque. The state seal is seen in relief in the center.
William Campbell
Orange County's Tribute
To Her Brave Defenders.

 
Erected 1884 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 47.563′ N, 77° 14.56′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sickles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the Devils Den section of 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. Second Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fight for Devil's Den (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's New York Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th New York Independent Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Attack on Devil's Den (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 86th New York Infantry (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. 124th New York at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
Back of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
3. Back of Monument
1. Devil's Den. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Triangle Field. Article discussing the fighting in Triangle Field. (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. 124th New York Infantry. Service history of the Regiment, nicknamed the "Orange Blossoms". (Submitted on January 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
4. Right Side of Monument
Left Side of Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
5. Left Side of Monument
Close Up of the Ellis Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
6. Close Up of the Ellis Statue
Colonel Augustus Van Horne Ellis Photo, Click for full size
7. Colonel Augustus Van Horne Ellis
A portrait of Colonel Ellis. Clearly the sculptor consulted this photograph when creating the statue. Ellis led an interesting life, and before the war was even "Commander of the Hawaiian Navy" (which had no ships!). After his death he was posthumously brevetted to Brigadier General.
(from the US Army Military History Institute Collection, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.)
View of the Monument from the Road Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
8. View of the Monument from the Road
The monument stands roughly in the center of the line occupied by the regiment at the start of the fighting for the Devil's Den.
Triangle Field Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 8, 2008
9. Triangle Field
Across the Avenue from the monument is Triangle Field. When the 1st Texas advanced against the Devil's Den, they were funneled up the slope of Houck's Ridge here, and were somewhat disorganized, but threatened Smith's Battery of Parrott Rifles. Twice Major James Cromwell requested permission to charge the Texas, only to be denied by Colonel Ellis. On the third request, Ellis consented and the regiment charged across the stone wall into the field. While the charge saved the guns, at least for a while, Col. Ellis, Major Cromwell, and many others were killed in the assault.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,060 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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