Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
126th New York Infantry
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division
— 2nd Corps —
3d Brig. 3d Div.
July 3d 1863.
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.
the following engagements.
Harper's Ferry - Tolopotomoy
Gettysburg - cold Harbor
Bristoe Station - Deep Bottom
Mine Run - Strawberry Plains
Morton's Ford - Ream's Station
Wilderness - Boydton Plank Road
Po River - Sutherland's Station
Spottyslvania - Farmville
North Anna - Appomattox
Born February 16th 1813.
Died July 4th 1863.
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1802.
Location. 39° 48.999′ N, 77° 14.066′ W. Marker is in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Located west of the parking area for the old Visitor Center, in Ziegler's Grove at Gettysburg National Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. Artillery88th 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cumberland Township.
Also see . . . 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,595 times since then and 17 times this year. 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.