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50th New York Engineers & 15th New York Engineers at Gettysburg

Posted By on March 20, 2012

The 50th New York Engineers Monument at Gettysburg is located near the Pennsylvania Memorial on the Gettysburg Battlefield.

The monument also honors the 15th New York Engineers.

The monument does not name the individuals who served in the regiments.

50th New York Engineers, Mustered In 18 September 1861, Mustered Out 13 June 1865.  Participated in all the Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac Ending at Appomattox.

15th New York Engineers, Mustered In 17 June 1861, Mustered Out 2 July 1865.  Participated in all the Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Ending at Appomattox.

Men from the Lykens Valley area who served in the 50th New York Engineers:

James E. Lambert (1843-1924).  James  E. Lambert is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.  He was born in New York and worked as a machinist.  Later in life he lived in Millersburg.  During the Civil War, James E. Lambert served as an artificer (skilled mechanic) with the New York Engineers.  For his Civil War service, he was honored by the Kilpatrick Post G.A.R. by having his name placed on the Millersburg G.A.R. MonumentJames E. Lambert also collected a pension as is shown on the Pension Index Card below.  After his death, his widow also collected.

More information is needed on James E. Lambert and readers are invited to contribute.  Pictures are especially welcome!

There are no known Lykens Valley area men who served in the 15th New York Engineers.

Pension Index Cards are from Ancestry.com.

This is the 74th post in a series on the Battle of Gettysburg.  Additional posts will follow.


3 Responses to “50th New York Engineers & 15th New York Engineers at Gettysburg”

  1. Bill Williams says:

    Albert Moore, my 2nd great grandfather, lived near Millersburg, but died in Potter Co., PA. Is there a list of GAR members from Millersburg where I can see if he was a member. A past commander of the GAR in Galeton, PA represented Moore in 1890 when he applied for a pension, serving in the 50th NY Engineers. Any help is appreciated. Bill

  2. Norman Gasbarro Norman Gasbarro says:

    If he lived near Millersburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsyvlania, he certainly should be included in our Civil War Research Project. However, he’s not named on the Millersburg Soldier Monument which was erected by Kilpatrick Post, G.A.R., in the early part of the 20th Century. If you send me some specific information (when he lived near Millersburg, with whom, occupation, family members, etc.), I can check out the local sources to see if there are any records here.

    • Bill Williams says:

      I’m very sorry. It was Millerton he lived near in Tioga County before moving to Potter County. He followed the logging camps and died from a logging accident on Denton Hill, east of Coudersport. He was in Gurnee, Niles Valley and Elk Twp in Tioga County after living near Millerton. He has a GAR marker on his grave in Borie Twp., Potter Co., PA, but I can’t find if he ever joined the organization. Sorry for you trouble. Bill

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