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154th New York Infantry

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154th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 39     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Fifty-fourth New York Infantry. — Cols., Patrick H. Jones, Lewis D. Warner; Lieut.-Cols., Henry C. Loomis, Daniel B. Allen, Lewis D. Warner, Harrison Cheifey; Majs., Samuel G. Love, Jacob H. Ten Eyck, Daniel B. Allen, Lewis D. Warner, Harrison Cheney, Alfred W. Benson. This regiment, recruited in the counties of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus, was organized at Jamestown, where it was mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 24-26, 1862, for three years. Four days later it left the state and was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd (Steinwehr's) division, 11th corps, which was stationed during the fall of 1862 in Northern Virginia in the vicinity of Centerville. The regiment went into winter quarters with the corps at Stafford, Va., and suffered severely in the disaster which befell the corps at Chancellorsville, losing 32 killed, 81 wounded and 115 captured and missing. The regiment met with another severe loss at Gettysburg, where it was heavily engaged in the battle of the first day, and in the gallant defense of Cemetery hill the second day, losing 6 killed, 21 wounded and 173 missing. It accompanied the army on its return to Virginia and in September was ordered to Tennessee with the 11th and 12th corps to reinforce Gen. Rosecrans. In October it was lightly engaged in the midnight battle of Wauhatchie and had 6 men wounded at Missionary ridge. When the 20th corps was formed in April, 1864, the 154th was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division (Geary's "White Stars") with which it fought from Chattanooga to Atlanta, and then to the end of the Carolina campaign. At Rocky Face ridge, the first important battle of the Atlanta campaign, the regiment behaved with distinguished gallantry and sustained its heaviest loss — 13 killed and 37 wounded. It also lost heavily at Kennesaw mountain, where 36 were killed and wounded. At the conclusion of the campaign through the Carolinas it marched with the 20th corps to Washington and participated in the grand review. Commanded by Col. Warner, it was mustered out at Bladensburgh, Md., June 11, 1865. The regiment lost during service 2 officers and 84 men killed and mortally wounded; 2 officers and 193 men died of disease and other causes, a total of 281 of whom 1 officer and 90 men died in Confederate prisons.

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

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