|Death: ||Sep. 12, 1863|
Private VanDyck was 23 years old when he enlisted at Canisteo, N.Y. on 8/6/62. He was mustered in on 8/8/1862. The 107th had "seen the elephant" at their first battle (Antietam, Md.) and also had a hard time at Cancellorsville, Va.. Now they were at Gettysburg, Pa., and their luck would change somewhat. Their position was at the far right of the Union line. Here, the line wrapped around the base of Culp's Hill. In effect, they were facing the opposite way as the rest of the army. On the evening of the first days fight they were called to Cemetery ridge facing west to support their corps. Late that night they were sent back to their original position, and found, much to their dismay, that rebels had taken over their breastworks. They waited until early morning to take them back. Artillery opened on the enemy, but it was the infantry that actually took the works back by approx. 11:30 A.M. on the 2nd. This was the only hard combat that the 107th saw at Gettysburg. Thankfully only 4 men were wounded, and 3 recovered, but Pvt VanDyck was severely wounded in the right arm. Amputation was necessary, and he died at Letterman Hospital on 9/12/1863. He is the only known fatality for the 107th at Gettysburg.
Pvt. Co. "K" 107th N.Y. Inf.
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Plot: Gravesite E-32, New York Plot.
Created by: Tony Cossean
Record added: Jan 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24285526