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 Edward Pye

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Edward Pye Famous memorial

Birth
Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
Death 11 Jun 1864 (aged 40)
Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Burial Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
Plot Section R, Lots 1009-1010
Memorial ID 10564420 View Source

Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company F, 95th New York Volunteer Infantry on October 15, 1861. Promoted first to Major (March 6, 1862) then Colonel and commander of the unit (October 9, 1863), he commanded the regiment at the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg when Colonel George H. Biddle went down with a wound that ultimately forced the end of his field service. Colonel Pye led his troops through General Ulysses S. Grant's Spring 1864 Overland Campaign, and participated in the ill-fated Union charge at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia on June 2, 1864. Severely wounded in the neck in the charge, he lingered for a number of days before succumbing to his injuries.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: RPD2
  • Added: 5 Mar 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10564420
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10564420/edward-pye : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Pye (5 Sep 1823–11 Jun 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10564420, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .