Charles H. Weygant
July 8, 1839 - March 10, 1909
from The (New York) Evening Post, March 11, 1909:
Col. Charles H. Weygant.
Col. Charles H. Weygant, who command-
ed the "Orange Blossoms" in the civil war,
died yesterday at Newburgh, N.Y. He was
born in 1839, and was a lineal descendant
of Michael Weigand, one of the original
settlers of Newburgh. In 1862 he was com-
missioned captain of Company A of the One
Hundred and Twenty-fourth New York Vol-
unteers, known as the "Orange Blossoms."
At the battle of Gettysburg Col. Ellis and
all his senior officers were killed or wound-
ed, and Col. Weygant took command. He
was wounded several times, and was created
colonel by Congress for gallantry at Peters-
burg. He had been Mayor of Newburgh,
sheriff of Orange County, a member of the
Board of Education, and of the Board of
Supervisors. Col. Weygant was the author
of a history of the regiment.