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Newfield in Tompkins County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Newfield Village Cemetery

First Marked Burial 1813

 
 
Newfield Village Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2017
1. Newfield Village Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Burial place of Civil War soldier Captain Joseph Gregg. He enlisted in the 137th New York Volunteers in 1862 and his unit fought at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He was wounded on July 2nd and died on July 3rd.
 
Erected by Newfield Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 21.834′ N, 76° 35.341′ W. Marker is in Newfield, New York, in Tompkins County. Marker is on Bank Street 0.1 miles east of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newfield NY 14867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newfield Covered Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Lasting Legacy (about 500 feet away); C.C.C. CO. #1265 (approx. 5 miles away); Estabrook Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jupiter (approx. 7 miles away); Ezra Cornell (approx. 7.1 miles away); Saturn (approx. 7.1 miles away); Ithaca College (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cemeteries in Newfield. Bank Street
Newfield Village Cemetery Marker • <i>wide view<br>(from Bank Street)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2017
2. Newfield Village Cemetery Marker • wide view
(from Bank Street)
Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in the Newfield Township. Among the graves are three Revolutionary war veterans and twelve Civil War veterans. The oldest grave dates back to 1813. (Submitted on December 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Captain Joseph Gregg. On the second day of the battle, Gregg and the 137th defended Culp's Hill when a Confederate attack struck their position. Gregg led a bayonet charge and was wounded in the left shoulder and chest. The arm was amputated and Gregg died in the hospital. Colonel David Ireland reported Captain Gregg's valiant defensive action: "Captain Gregg with a small squad of men charged with the bayonet the enemy that were harassing us most, and fell mortally wounded, while leading and cheering on his men." (Submitted on December 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Newfield Village Cemetery (<i>view from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2017
3. Newfield Village Cemetery (view from near marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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