Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dedicated to Corporal Cyrus W. James
Corporal Cyrus W. James
9th New York Cavalry Company G
Enlisted at Dunkirk, NY
September 26, 1861 at age 22
Killed July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA,
and was the first Union Soldier to
succumb in that great battle.
His body rests amongst his fallen
comrades at Gettysburg
Location. 42° 29.595′ N, 79° 21.234′ W. Marker is in Dunkirk, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from Point Drive North 0.6 miles north of Lake Shore Drive West (New York State Route 5). Touch for map. Memorial is on the grounds of Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Point Drive North, Dunkirk NY 14048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sarah Sinfield (a few steps from this marker); Large Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lighthouse Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Dunkirk Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); On September 26, 1812 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To All Who Served In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.8 miles away); To All That Served Honorably (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunkirk.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. 9th New York Cavalry Memorial at Gettysburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on June 18, 2018, by T. Patton of Jefferson, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.