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E. Pye

E. Pye

Federal (USA)

Major

Edward Pye

(c. 1824 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 95th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A lawyer from Rockland County, New York, he had been District Attorney and County Judge there. In 1861 he was appointed Captain of the "Warren Rifles", later Company F, 95th New York.

On the Campaign

In command of the 95th New York Infantry, part of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps. The Brigade was held in reserve north of the Poffenberger farm to protect Hooker's I Corps artillery.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel about the time of Antietam, he also led the Regiment at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He was then promoted Colonel. He saw further action in the Wilderness and at Spottsylvania, but was mortally wounded at Cold Harbor and died shortly after.

References & notes

Biographical details from Tenney.1

The photograph above is from one in the collection of Lance W. Ingmire, and is used here thanks to him. Mr Ingmire also writes for the 95th New York Infantry website, where the photo was first displayed online.

Birth

c. 1824

Death

06/11/1864 in VA

Notes

1   Tenney, William Jewett, The Military and Naval History of the Rebellion in the United States, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1865, p. 783  [AotW citation 682]