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Col David John Nevin

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Col David John Nevin Veteran

Birth
York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
24 Oct 1880 (aged 51–52)
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Burial
Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Add to Map
Plot
Old Part, Lot 600 UNMARKED
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company D, 62nd New York Volunteer Infantry on June 30, 1861. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on October 1, 1861, and Colonel and commander of the regiment on May 2, 1862, he would command his brigade for only three days during his Civil War service. Those three days, however, would encompass the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg from July 1 to July 3, 1863. After the firsts days fighting, Colonel Nevin's Division Commander, Major General John Newton, was detailed to command the Army of the Potomac's I Corps after the of Major General John F. Reynolds, and the perceived less than stellar performance of Major General Abner Doubleday, who took over the Corps immediately after General Reynolds' death. That shift in command would also result in Colonel Nevin's brigade commander, Brigadier General Frank Wheaton advancement to command the Division, and Colonel Nevin being placed in brigade command, him being the ranking junior officer in the brigade. On the Second Day of the Battle he acquitted himself well, as his new command fought in the Wheatfield and around Little Round Top, eventually recapturing two abandoned Union artillery pieces. After the battle was over he reverted back to command of the 62nd New York Infantry, which he led until he was honorably mustered out on June 29, 1864.
Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company D, 62nd New York Volunteer Infantry on June 30, 1861. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on October 1, 1861, and Colonel and commander of the regiment on May 2, 1862, he would command his brigade for only three days during his Civil War service. Those three days, however, would encompass the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg from July 1 to July 3, 1863. After the firsts days fighting, Colonel Nevin's Division Commander, Major General John Newton, was detailed to command the Army of the Potomac's I Corps after the of Major General John F. Reynolds, and the perceived less than stellar performance of Major General Abner Doubleday, who took over the Corps immediately after General Reynolds' death. That shift in command would also result in Colonel Nevin's brigade commander, Brigadier General Frank Wheaton advancement to command the Division, and Colonel Nevin being placed in brigade command, him being the ranking junior officer in the brigade. On the Second Day of the Battle he acquitted himself well, as his new command fought in the Wheatfield and around Little Round Top, eventually recapturing two abandoned Union artillery pieces. After the battle was over he reverted back to command of the 62nd New York Infantry, which he led until he was honorably mustered out on June 29, 1864.

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  • Created by: RPD2
  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/136646968/david_john-nevin: accessed ), memorial page for Col David John Nevin (1828–24 Oct 1880), Find a Grave Memorial ID 136646968, citing Rosedale Cemetery, Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, USA; Maintained by RPD2 (contributor 309).