126th NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS REUNION RIBBON 1902

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A very attractive ribbon in excellent condition. This crimson silk ribbon is lettered in gold for the 1902 reunion of veterans of the 126th New York at Geneva, NY, in August 1902. A large, dynamically posed American eagle is at the center of the ribbon with the dates of the regiment’s establishment and the date of the reunion at top, along with the unit designation, and the date and location of the reunion is below. The gold lettering is all there, just slightly muted in tone. The brass top bar with pin back and the gold bullion fringe at bottom is in place.

The regiment served from August 1862 to June 1865, and was in the Second Army Corps from June 1863 to the end of the war. They lost 16 officers and 137 men killed or mortally wounded during their service. This regiment, recruited in the counties of Ontario, Seneca and Yates, and saw its first fighting during the siege of Harper's Ferry, where it lost 16 killed and 42 wounded and was surrendered with the rest of the garrison on Sept. 15.  The men were paroled and spent two months in camp at  Chicago, Ill. They returned to the army in June 1863, joining Willard’s Brigade of Hays’ 3rd Division of the 2nd Corps just in time for Gettysburg. Willard was killed there, as was Col. Sherrill, who succeeded him. The regiment lost 40 killed and 181 wounded on the field, being heavily engaged in repulsing Pickett’s Charge and capturing five enemy flags in the process. They heard no more taunts for the Harpers Ferry fiasco after that and they continued to add to their battle honors for the rest of the war, fighting at Bristow Station, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, the Weldon Railroad and many other engagements, including Farmville and Appomattox, many of the latter engagements as part of the First Division, Second Army Corps, which explains the red trefoil badge. [sr]

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