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Pvt Adam H. Pickel

Pvt Adam H. Pickel

Birth
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Jul 1863 (aged 37)
Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10194760 · View Source
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Civil War Union Soldier. He served during the Civil War as a Private in Company G, 68th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (The “Scott Legion”), enlisting on August 26, 1862. As a unit of General Charles Graham's First Brigade of the First Division of the Army of the Potomac's III Corps, the 68th Pennsylvania was part of III Corps commander General Daniel Sickle's unauthorized movement off of Cemetery Ridge on the Second day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863). The III Corps ended up along Emmitsburg Road, where Private Pickel and his regiment found themselves right in the middle of what would forever be known as "The Peach Orchard". There, when the Confederates launched their attack on the weak and exposed III Corps line, the brigade of Mississippians under General William Barksdale hit and crushed General Graham's line where the 68th Pennsylvania stood. Private Pickel was wounded by a shot in his left ankle in the action in the Orchard. After lingering for 10 days and enduring the amputation of his leg, he died of a hemorrhage on July 12. First buried on the battleground, he was reburied in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on July 17, 1863, in a small graveyard at the site of what was then Methodist Episcopal Church. His remains were then re-interred in Phoenixville's Morris Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10194760
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Adam H. Pickel (22 Jul 1825–12 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10194760, citing Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Graveaddiction (contributor 46528400) .