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Captain Dermody Triangle

216 St., 48 Ave.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This triangle honors Captain William C. Dermody, a dedicated and outspoken abolitionist who was mortally wounded in the Civil War on May 12, 1864 during the battle of Spotsylvania in Virginia.

Dermody volunteered with the 67th New York Infantry and served in Company K, the first regiment of Long Island volunteers. Organized in Brooklyn on June 24, 1861, the soldiers left the state for Washington D.C. on August 21, 1861. The regiment fought in many battles throughout the war, including the battle of Spotsylvania, and lost a total of 178 men: 5 officers and 96 enlisted were killed, and 2 officers and 75 enlisted died of disease.

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