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This is a picture taken in about 1914 of survivors of the 137th New York Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division, of the U.S. Army, and shows Darius Orton of Center Lisle, a member of Company E, as indicated by arrow.
He was born in January, 1844, enlisted on August 14, 1862; was shot through the neck at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, and left for dying; recovered and was with General Grant in Mississippi and Tennessee campaigns; and was later with General Sherman at the seige of Atlanta and on Sherman's March to the Sea.
He was discharged on June 28, 1865, and died at Center-Lisle, N.Y. on July 24, 1929, at age of 85 yrs., 6 mos.
Photo Courtesy of Ron Boland
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