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141st New York Infantry

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141st New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 38     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Forty-first New York Infantry. — Cols., Samuel G. Hathaway, John W. Dininy, William K. Logie, Andrew J. McNett; Lieut.- Cols., James C. Beecher, William K. Logie, Edward L. Patrick, Andrew J. McNett, Charles W. Clanharty; Majs., John W. Dininy, Edw. L. Patrick, Chas. W. Clanharty, Elisha G. Baldwin. This regiment, recruited in the counties of Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben — the 27th senatorial district— was organized at Elmira, and there mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Sept. 11, 1862. The regiment left for Washington on the 15th, and in April, 1863, was ordered to Suflfolk, Va., in the 3d (Potter's) brigade, Gurney's division, Department of Virginia. In June and July, following, it was engaged with slight loss at Diascund bridge, and Crump's cross-roads. In July, 1863, it joined the 2nd brigade (Krzyzanowski's), 3d division (Schurz's), 11th corps, with which command it went to Tennessee in September and joined Grant's army at Chattanooga. In October it went to the support of the 12th corps at Wauhatchie, sustaining a few casualties, and the following month was present at the battle of Missionary ridge. When the 11th and 12th corps were consolidated in April, 1864, to form the 20th, the 141st was assigned to the 1st (Knipe's) brigade, 1st (Williams') division of the new corps. It moved on the Atlanta campaign early in May and bore a conspicuous part in all the important battles which followed, including Resaca, Dallas, Acworth, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek and the siege of Atlanta. The regiment was heavily engaged at the battle of Resaca, where it lost 15 killed and 77 wounded; at Kennesaw mountain, including the engagement at Golgotha, Nose's creek and Kolb's farm, it lost 12 in killed, wounded and missing; and at Peachtree creek, it experienced the hardest fighting of the campaign, being under a severe front and flank fire for nearly 4 hours, and repulsing three charges of the enemy. The casualties here were 15 killed and 65 wounded. Among those killed was the gallant young Col. Logic, and among the severely wounded were Lieut. -Col. McNett and Maj. Clanharty. The regiment started on the campaign with 22 officers and 434 enlisted men. Its casualties in battle up to Sept. 1 amounted to 210. It remained at Atlanta until Nov. 15, when it started with Sherman on the march to the sea. It took part in the siege of Savannah and the following year closed its active service with the campaign through the Carolinas, losing a few men in the battle of Averasboro, N. C. After Johnston's surrender it marched on to Washington, took part in the grand review, and was there mustered out on June 8, 1865, under Col. McNett. It lost by death from wounds 4 officers and 71 men; by disease and other causes, 2 officers and 172 men — total, 249.

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

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