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Robert Parson Cummins

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Born: 1827

Birthplace: Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Father: Joseph Cummins 1799 – 1883
(Buried: Union Cemetery, Somerset, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Martha Parson 1800 – 1872
(Buried: Union Cemetery, Somerset, Pennsylvania)​

Wife: Sarah Jane Meek 1830 – 1906
(Buried: Union Cemetery, Somerset, Pennsylvania)​

Children:

Gertrude Cummins Hall – 1897​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​
Emma Rebecca Cummins Pauling 1848 – 1923​
(Buried: Union Cemetery, Somerset, Pennsylvania)​
Edmond Kernan Cummins 1849 – 1931​
(Buried: Union Cemetery, Somerset, Pennsylvania)​
James B. Cummins 1851 – 1915​
(Buried: Union Cemetery, Somerset, Pennsylvania)​
Lillian Cummins Helme 1855 – 1928​
(Buried: Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah)​
Harry B. Cummins 1858 – 1892​
(Buried: Nine Mile Cemetery, Wallace, Idaho)​

Occupation before War:

Apothecary and Mail Contractor in Pennsylvania​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Sheriff of Somerset County, Pennsylvania​
1861 – 1862: Captain, Company A, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves​
1862: Resigned as Captain of Reserves on January 8th
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment​
1862: Organized the Regiment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Led 336 men into the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Mortally Wounded on the 1st day of Battle of Gettysburg​


Died:
July 2, 1863

Place of Death: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Age at time of Death: 36 years old

Burial Place: Union Cemetery, Somerset, Pennsylvania
 
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