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Corp Calvin Blythe Harris

Corp Calvin Blythe Harris

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Jan 1863 (aged 28–29)
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 10197199 · View Source
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CIVIL WAR, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX REGIMENT

The 126th Regiment was raised in July/August 1862, and organized at Camp Curtin under command of Colonel James G. Elder. Two of the companies were made up of Juniata Men. The regiment proceeded to Washington on the 15th of August, crossed the Potomac into Virginia and camped at Cloud's Mills, under General Tyler's (First) brigade of Humphrey's (Third) division of the Fifth Army Corp, which was under General Fitz John Porter, where it remained until September 12th. On the 14th marched northward into Maryland to meet the Confederate army under General Lee. They reached Antietam Creek on the 17th but the conflict had ended. Remained for a time at Sharpsburg Md., then Warrenton Va. and finally a camp at Falmouth on the Rappahannock. In the battle of Fredericksburg, the regiment crossed the river the 13th of December, remained under heavy fire till nightfall, then making a furious charge on the enemy's line which were sheltered behind a stone wall, they lost 77 men, killed or wounded. Among the wounded was Captain Wharton, of Juniata Co. On the 16th of December the regiment returned to Rappahannock and went into winter quarters. In the spring of 1863, under command of General Hooker, the regiment left camp on the 27 April and reached Chancellorsville on the first of May. The next day the regiment along with the rest of Tyler's brigade took position on the heights near the Rappahannock and remained there through the night, while the Confederates were charging the line held by the Eleventh Corps. The next day, May 3, the regiment moved right, towards Ely's Pond and were assaulted by a superior force charging in double line. They held their position until the last of their ammunition was gone, whereupon they were forced to yield ground and retire, suffering a loss of 58 killed and wounded, and 11 taken prisoner. The remaining men were posted in support of batteries and remained inactive till the end of the battle as their enlistment expired in 5 days. The regiment was mustered out of service at Harrisburg on the 20
of May.

COMPANY F, JUNIATA COUNTY

HARRIS, CALVIN, B., corporal, mustered in 13 Aug 1862, died of typhoid at Acquia Creek, near Fredericksburg, Va. 18 Jan 1863.

Calvin Blythe Harris is buried Westminster Cemetery, Juniata Co. Pa. Age 28.


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10197199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Calvin Blythe Harris (1834–18 Jan 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10197199, citing Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46632630) .