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127th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 36 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Twenty-seventh New York Infantry. Col. William Gurney;
Lieut. -Cols., Stewart L. Woodford, Edward H. Little; Majs. Edward H. Little, Frank K.
Smith. This regiment, known as the National Volunteers or Monitors, was principally
recruited on Long Island and in New York city, where it was mustered into the U. S.
service for three years, Sept. 8. 1862, and left two days later for Washington. It served
during the siege of Suffolk in the spring of 1863 in Hughston's (3d) brigade, Gurney's
division, and in June was engaged in minor affairs at Diascund bridge and at Nine-mile
Ordinary, Va. In August it was ordered to South Carolina, where it participated in the
various operations about Charleston harbor in 1863, including the siege of Fort Wagner and
the bombardment of Fort Sumter, attached to the 1st brigade, Gordon's division, 10th
corps. It was present during the actions at Bull's island in March, 1864, and at Fort
Johnson in July, sustaining its first severe loss at the battle of Honey Hill, S. C. in
November, its casualties in this action amounting to 7 killed, 49 wounded and 15 missing.
It was then serving in Potter's (1st) brigade, Hatch's division, and was again warmly
engaged at Deveaux neck in December, losing 14 killed, 67 wounded, and 3 missing. Shortly
after the evacuation of Charleston, the regiment was detailed by order of Gen. Sherman for
permanent city garrison, on account of its good reputation for discipline, Col. Gurney
being appointed post commander. It was there mustered out on June 30, 1865. The regiment
left for the war about 1,000 strong, and returned home with 25 officers and 530 men. It
lost by death during service 35 men killed in action; 1 officer and 94 men died of disease
and other causes, a total of 130.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2