site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USV)


Roland Leroy Embree

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 126th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer, he enlisted 26 July 1862 at Torrey in Yates County, and mustered on 22 August as Private in Company B, 126th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on Bolivar Heights at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic Service from the Adjutant General.1 Details from Willson2, who has him as Rowland LeRoy Embree. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/06/1841; Torrey, NY


09/15/1862; Harpers Ferry, VA; burial in City Hill Cemetery, Penn Yan, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 906  [AotW citation 22362]

2   Willson, Arabella M., and the Historical Committee of the Regiment, Disaster, Struggle, Triumph. The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue," from August, 1862, to June, 1865, Albany: The Argus Company, printers, 1870, pg. 424  [AotW citation 22363]