126th New York Infantry

126th New York Infantry (HM9FJ)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.999', W 77° 14.066'

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3rd Brigade, 3rd Division

— 2nd Corps —

126th New York
3d Brig. 3d Div.
2d Corps.
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 Regiment participated in
the following engagements.
Harper's Ferry - Tolopotomoy
Gettysburg - cold Harbor
Auburn Ford - Petersburg
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

Colonel Eliakim Sherrill.
Born February 16th 1813.
Died July 4th 1863.
Served as a member of Congress and State Senator.
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.
HM NumberHM9FJ
Year Placed1888
Placed ByState of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308751 N 4409796
Decimal Degrees39.81665000, -77.23443333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.999', W 77° 14.066'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 59.94" N, 77° 14' 3.96" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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