25 May 2010

Two Engineers

The 102nd New York was formed of men mostly from Manhattan and Brooklyn and numbered 250 men. They were part of the 12th Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade. Their leader Colonel James C Lane of New York City was a civil engineer like his commander Brigadier General George Sears Greene, before the war. He was wounded during the night fighting on 2 July on Culp's Hill. After the Colonel was wounded Captain Lewis R Stegman took over command.

The 102nd would begin the battle with 248 men and loose 29 men killed, wounded or missing during the fighting on Culp's Hill.

16 May 2010

They Lost The Same On The Left And Right

The 137th New York was the largest regiment of Brigadier General George Sears Greene's third Brigade of the twelfth Corps with 450 men. Known as the "Ambulance Brigade", the men mostly from Binghamton New York were commanded by Colonel David Ireland. This regiment would see the hardest fighting on Culp's Hill and loose the most men.
The 137th would loose 137 men on Cup's Hill. Interestingly this unit on the far right 2 Jul 1863; that second days fighting at Gettysburg, would loose the same percentage of men as the 20th Maine fighting on Little Round Top on the far left of the Union line.

02 May 2010

Salt Boilers

The 149th New York from Binghamton and led by Colonel Henry Barnum, were known as the "Salt Boilers" or the "Fourth Onondaga". They were part of Brigadier General George Sears Greene's 3rd Brigade of the twelfth Corps, and served on Culp's Hill.

The 149th would loose 55 men on Culp's Hill.