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 David Ireland

David Ireland

Birth
Forfar, Angus, Scotland
Death 10 Sep 1864 (aged 32)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 19204 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He served in the Civil War first as a Captain in the 79th New York Volunteer Infantry, then as Colonel and commander of the 137th New York Volunteer Infantry. While with the 78th New York he participated in the military actions in West Virginia under Major General George McClellan. After his promoted to Colonel and transfer to the 137th New York, he led his unit at the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Bristoe Station. At Gettysburg, his regiment was stationed on Culp's Hill, where it was severely engaged in the vicious fighting along that line. Accompanied his Corps when it was transferred to the Southern Theatre, and commanded a brigade during the Atlanta Campaign (where he was wounded at the Battle of Resaca). The exertions of his military service took a toll on him, and he died of disease in Atlanta in September 1864. Today, in the Gettysburg National Military Park, the 137th New York's monument stands on North Slocum Avenue at Culp's Hill.

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  • Added: 28 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19204
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Ireland (9 May 1832–10 Sep 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19204, citing Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .