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153rd New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 39 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Fifty-third New York Infantry. Cols., Duncan McMartin,
Edwin P. Davis; Lieut. -Cols., Thomas A. Armstrong, William H. Printup, Alexander Strain,
George H. McLaughlin; Majs., Edwin P. Davis, Alexander Strain, Stephen Simmons, Jacob C.
Klock, George H. McLaughlin, C. F. Putnam, Abram V. Davis. This regiment, recruited in the
counties of Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Clinton, Essex and Warren, was organized at
Fonda and there mustered into the U. S. service on Oct. 18, 1862, for three years. It left
the same day for Washington, was first stationed at Alexandria as provost guard, and
during most of the year 1863, did garrison and guard duty about the capital. It was then
transferred to the Department of the Gulf, where it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st
(Emory's) division, 19th corps, with which it took part in the Red River campaign, meeting
with severe loss at Pleasant Hill. It was active at Mansura and was warmly commended for
its bravery in these battles by the commanding general. In July, 1864, it returned to
Virginia with the 1st and 2nd divisions; on its arrival at Washington it was ordered into
Maryland to confront Gen. Early; and then served with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley,
taking part in the battles of the Opequan, Fisher's hill, Strasburg and Cedar creek,
besides numerous lesser skirmishes. Its loss at the Opequan was 69 killed and wounded, and
at Cedar creek, 81 killed, wounded and missing. The regiment continued to serve in the
valley until April, 1865, when it moved with Dwight's division to Washington, where it
participated in the grand review in May. In July it sailed for Savannah, Ga., and while
stationed there won the esteem and respect of the citizens by the gentlemanly conduct of
its officers and men. Col. Davis was brevetted brigadier-general for meritorious service.
The regiment was mustered out at Savannah on Oct. 2, 1865, under command of Lieut.-Col.
McLaughlin. It lost during service 1 officer and 40 men killed and died of wounds; 1
officer and 160 men died of disease and other causes; total deaths, 202.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2