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One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth New York Inf.--“Orange Blossoms.”

Ward's Brigade — Birney's Division--Third Corps.

(1) Col. A. V. H. Ellis; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. (Killed). (2) Col. Francis M. Cummins. (3) Col. Charles H. Weygant.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 2   2       14
Company A 1 11 12 1 8 9 122
  B   15 15   9 9 152
  C 1 17 18   8 8 118
  D   9 9   12 12 148
  E   14 14   11 11 121
  F 1 14 15   9 9 100
  G 1 16 17   10 10 113
  H 2 14 16   8 8 129
  I 1 15 16   8 8 132
  K 2 12 14   9 9 171
Totals 11 137 148 1 92 93 1,320

148 killed == 11.2 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 516; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 12.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Chancellorsville, Va. 57 Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864 3
Beverly Ford, Va. 2 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 5
Gettysburg, Pa. 35 Boydton Road, Va. 4
Wapping Heights, Va. 1 Hatcher's Run, Va., March 31, 1865 1
Mine Run, Va. 2 Petersburg, Va., April 1, 1865 1
Wilderness, Va. 8 Sailor's Creek, Va. 6
Spotsylvania, Va. 18 On Picket, Va., September 14, 1864 1
North Anna, Va. 2 On Picket, Va., September 15, 1864 1
Totopotomoy, Va. 1    

Present, also, at Manassas Gap; Fredericksburg; Auburn; Cold Harbor; Strawberry Plains; Deep Bottom; Poplar Spring Church; Farmville; Appomattox.

notes.--Recruited in Orange county in August, 1862, and organized at Goshen, N. Y. It was mustered into service there, and five days later it crossed the Potomac, 930 strong. After two months service in Virginia, the regiment joined the Army of the Potomac at Harper's Ferry. It was placed in Whipple's Division, with which command it was under fire at Fredericksburg, and hotly engaged at Chancellorsville. In the latter engagement it lost 28 killed, 161 wounded, and 15 missing; a total of 204 out of 550 engaged. The regiment marched on the field of Gettysburg with 290 officers and men, of whom 28 were killed, 57 wounded, and 5 missing. Colonel Ellis and Major Cromwell were killed there, reeling lifeless from their saddles while cheering and encouraging their men. The regiment has erected a costly monument at Gettysburg, which is surmounted by a life-size marble statute of their heroic colonel. In April, 1864, the Third Corps was ordered discontinued, after which the “Orange Blossoms” served in the ranks of the Second Corps, but the men still retained the old diamondshaped badge on their caps, and the piece of orange ribbon on their coats. In July, 1864, Mott succeeded to the command of Birney's Division (3d Division, 2d A. C.), and General DeTrobriand to the command of Ward's old Brigade. In Hancock's celebrated charge at Spotsylvania--May 12th--the regiment was in the front line, where its diminished ranks were again decimated, Colonel Cummins and Lieutenant-Colonel Weygant being wounded in the assault. Its losses at Spotsylvania were 7 killed, 46 wounded, and 8 missing; total, 61.


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