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 Eliakim Sherrill

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Eliakim Sherrill Famous memorial

Birth
Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA
Death
4 Jul 1863 (aged 50)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA
Memorial ID
5844781 View Source

Eliakim Sherrill was born February 16, 1813 in New York. He married Emily Eldridge, a daughter of Judge Eldridge of Madison County. He then served as a member of the 30th United States Congress, holding office from 1847 to 1849. During the Civil War, he served as colonel and commander of the 126th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was mortally wounded while repelling Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1864, dying the following day. The regimental monument on Cemetery Ridge marks the spot where he fell.

Eliakim Sherrill was born February 16, 1813 in New York. He married Emily Eldridge, a daughter of Judge Eldridge of Madison County. He then served as a member of the 30th United States Congress, holding office from 1847 to 1849. During the Civil War, he served as colonel and commander of the 126th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was mortally wounded while repelling Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1864, dying the following day. The regimental monument on Cemetery Ridge marks the spot where he fell.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 14 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5844781
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5844781/eliakim-sherrill: accessed ), memorial page for Eliakim Sherrill (16 Feb 1813–4 Jul 1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5844781, citing Washington Street Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.