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136th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 37 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Thirty-sixth New York Infantry. Col., James Wood, Jr.;
Lieut. -Cols., Lester B. Faulkner, Henry L. Arnold; Majs., David C. Hartshorn, Henry L.
Arnold, Campbell H. Young. The 136th, the "Ironclads," was recruited in the
counties of Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming and rendezvoused at Portage, where it was
mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Sept. 25-26, 1862. It left the state on
Oct. 3; was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd (Steinwehr's) division, 11th corps; went into
winter quarters with the corps at Stafford, Va.; fought its first battle at
Chancellorsville, losing a few men killed, wounded and missing; and was heavily engaged at
Gettysburg on the first two days of the battle, losing 109 in killed, wounded and missing.
In Sept., 1863, it was ordered to Tennessee with the 11th and 12th corps and was engaged
the following month at the midnight battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., losing 6 killed and
wounded. It was active at Missionary ridge in the Chattanooga-Ringgold campaign, losing 11
killed and wounded. When the 20th corps was formed in April, 1864, it was attached to the
3d brigade, 3d (Butterfield's) division of that corps, moving on the Atlanta campaign
early in May. It was active at the battles of Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Cassville, Dallas,
Kennesaw mountain and in the siege of Atlanta. Its heaviest loss was incurred at Resaca,
where the casualties amounted to 13 killed, 68 wounded and 1 missing. After the fall of
Atlanta it remained there until November, when it marched with Sherman to the sea, engaged
in the siege of Savannah, and closed its active service with the campaign through the
Carolinas, in which it was engaged at Fayetteville, Averasboro, Bentonville, Raleigh and
Bennett's house, losing 45 in killed and wounded in the battles of Averasboro and
Bentonville. After the close of the war it marched with its corps to Washington, where it
took part in the grand review, and was mustered out on June 13, 1865, under command of
Col. Wood, who was later promoted to bvt. brigadier-general and major-general. The
regiment lost by death during service, 2 officers and 74 men, killed and mortally wounded;
1 officer and 91 men died of disease and other causes, a total deaths of 168.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2