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Portage in Livingston County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry

 
 
First New York Dragoons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
1. First New York Dragoons Marker
This plaque faces the parade grounds.
Inscription.
First New York Dragoons

130th New York Volunteer Infantry
Organized on this field Aug. 11, 1862
Left this field September 2, 1862

Colonel Alfred Gibbs
Lieutenant Colonel TJ. Thorpe
Major Rufus Scott

Captured
Prisoners 1,533 Pieces of artillery 19
Caissons 21 Artillery horses 240
Army wagons and ambulances 40
Animals of draught 160 Battle flags 4

With Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley
Mustered out June 10, 1865
at Clouds Mills, VA.


136th New York Infantry

2nd Brig, 2nd Div. 11th Corps
Mustered on this field
September 26, 1862

Col. James Wood Jr.
Lieut. Col. Lester B Faulkner
Maj. David C. Hartshorn

Mustered out at
Washington, D.C.
June 13, 1865

 
Erected 1933 by State of New York.
 
Location. 42° 35.072′ N, 78° 1.985′ W. Marker is in Portage, New York, in Livingston County. Marker is on Parade Grounds Entrance Road 0.6 miles north of Portage Street (Route 436), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in Letchworth State Park at the parking lot for the parade grounds and picnic
136th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
2. 136th New York Infantry Marker
This plaque faces the parking lot.
area, parade grounds entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Hunt NY 14846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Portage (here, next to this marker); Civil War Parade Ground (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Genesee Valley Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); This Ancient Seneca Council House (approx. half a mile away); To the Memory of Mary Jemison (approx. half a mile away); In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth (approx. half a mile away); Nancy Jemison Log Cabin (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
 
More about this marker. The marker plaques are affixed to opposite sides of an outstandingly large spherical stone.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Monument for the 136th at Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Letchworth State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
3. First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry Marker
Distant view after turning left from the entrance road in front of a cannon. The boulder holding both plaques is at left in this picture.
First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
4. First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry Marker
First Dragoons plaque on boulder. Parking in background. Camp Portage marker in shade at right, facing parking.
First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
5. First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry Marker
136th New York Infantry plaque on boulder. Parade grounds in background.
First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
6. First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry Marker
Boulder showing 136th plaque and back of Camp Portage marker at corner of parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 31, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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