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106th New York Infantry

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106th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 33     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Sixth New York Infantry. — Cols., Schuyler F. Judd, Edward C. James, Frederick E. Embrick, Lewis F. Barney, Andrew N. McDonald; Lieut.-Cols., Edward C. James, Fred. E. Embrick, Charles Townsend, Andrew N. McDonald, Henry C. Allen, A. W. Briggs; Majs., Charles Townsend, Andrew N. McDonald, Edward M. Paine, Henry C. Allen, William P. Huxford. This was a St. Lawrence county regiment, organized at Ogdensburg, and there mustered into the U. S. service for three years Aug. 27, 1862. It left the state the following day and during its long period of service established a reputation for itself which entitles it to rank among the three hundred fighting regiments of the war. It took part in the following battles: Fairmount and Martinsburg, W. Va.; Culpeper, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna river, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, first assault on Petersburg, and the Weldon railroad, Va.; Monocacy, Md., Charlestown, W. Va., Opequan, Fisher's hill, Cedar Creek, Va.; fall of Petersburg, Sailor's creek, and was present at Wapping heights, siege of Petersburg, Hatcher's run and Appomattox. After leaving the state it served first in the railroad division, 8th corps, Middle Department, and was then ordered to New creek, W. Va. The following is quoted from Col. Fox's account of the regiment: "Companies D and F were captured, April 29, 1863, at Fairmount, W. Va., where they defended a railroad bridge for several hours against a large force of Confederates. The captured men were immediately released on parole. The regiment left North mountain, June 13, 1863, and, with the other troops in that vicinity, retired before the advance of Lee's army. It joined the Army of the Potomac, July 10, 1863, while near Frederick, Md., and with other new material was organized as the 3d division (Carr's) of the 3d corps. This division was transferred in March. 1864, to the 6th corps, and its command given to Gen. Ricketts. While in the 6th corps the regiment saw hard service and almost continuous fighting. At Cold Harbor it lost 23 killed, 88 wounded, and 23 missing, — Lieut. -Col. Charles Townsend and 3 other officers being among the killed. The corps was ordered soon afterward to Maryland, where, at the battle of Monocacy, the regiment sustained another severe loss. It was actively engaged in the Shenandoah Valley, in all the battles of the corps, and then, returning to Petersburg, participated in the final campaign. At Spottsylvania the casualties in the regiment aggregated 6 killed and 32 wounded; at the Opequan, 6 killed, 45 wounded, and 3 missing; and at Cedar creek, 8 killed and 45 wounded. Gen. Ricketts was wounded at Cedar creek, after which the division was commanded by Gen. Seymour." The regiment was mustered out at Washington, D. C, June 22 and 27. 1865. During its term of service it lost 10 officers and 127 men killed and died of wounds; 4 officers and 166 men died of disease, accident, etc., a total of 307, of whom 52 men died in prison. The total enrollment was 1,367, of whom 10 per cent, were killed in action.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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