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124th New York State Volunteers
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This monument commemorates the participation of the 124th New York State Volunteer Regiment's participation in the Battle of Gettysburg. The Regiment, nicknamed the "Orange Blossoms" for Orange County, drew enough volunteers to fill ten companies. Five of the Regiment's members were awarded Medals of Honor for their gallantry during the Civil War.

Two months after sustaining heavy losses at Chancellorsville, the Regiment joined the battle at Gettysburg. Over the course of those three days, the Regiment lost 28 men killed, 57 wounded, and 5 missing. Among those killed was Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis, a resident of New Windsor, Orange County, New York who enlisted the regiment. His example of calm courage under fire inspired the incorporation of his statue as the pinnacle of the monument.

The monument is on Houck's Ridge (Sickles Avenue at latitude:
39.7923775 and longitude: 77.2422714) overlooking the Regiment's position at the place called "Devil's Den". Created by the 124th's Regimental Association.

There is another Gettysburg monument for the regiment, 124th New York State Monument for the 3rd Day.
 
 
Inscription:

Front:

124th New York
Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st
Division,
3rd Corps.
July 2, 1863.


Back:

The Orange Blossoms
Went Into Action On
This Spot With
18 Officers And 220 Men.
Lost In Killed And Wounded
7 Officers And 85 Men.
Mustered In Sept. 5,1862.
Mustered Out June 2, 1865.
Total Enlistments 1320.
Total Losses 516.


Left Side:

Killed

Col. A. Van Horne Ellis
Capt. Isaac Nichols
Sergt. John D. Drare
Sergt. William H. Cox
Corpl. Jacob Lent,
Priv. William Lamoreaux
Benjamin F. Flagg
James Rourke
James E. Homan
Charles Edwards
James Partington
William Whan
William Moore
John Carroll
Corneeius S. Aelen
George H. Stephens
Ambrose S. Hulburt

Our Comrades They Died
For Their Country


Right Side:

Killed

Major James Cromwell
Lieut. Milnor Brown
Corpl. Orlando U. Knapp
Corpl. Isaac Decker
Priv. Harrison Storms
Robert J. Holland
John Glanz
James Pembleton
James B. Moore
Hezekiah Harris
John Scott
Amzi W. Quick
Isaac G. Gileson
William D. Dawkins
William Campbell
Thomas Corbett
Walter Barton

Orange County's Tribute
To Her Brave Defenders


 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: seekerJay
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55879417
124th New York State Volunteers
Added by: seekerJay
 
124th New York State Volunteers
Added by: seekerJay
 
124th New York State Volunteers
Added by: seekerJay
 
 
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Blessings for all who endured those anguished days. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Jun. 9, 2015

- In Memory of Margo & Jens
 Added: May. 25, 2015

- seekerJay
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013
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