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184th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 42 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Eighty-fourth New York Infantry. Col., Wardwell G.
Robinson; Lieut. -Col., William P. McKinley; Maj., William D. Ferguson. The 184th was
recruited in the county of Oswego, the companies rendezvoused at Oswego, and the regiment
was mustered into the U. S. service at Elmira on Sept. 12-16, 1864, for one year. When it
was mustered out a few three years men with the organization were transferred to the 96th
N. Y. on June 27, 1865. Cos. A, B, D and F, under Maj. W. D. Ferguson, left the state on
Sept. 12, 1864, and joined the Army of the Shenandoah as part of the 1st brigade,
Ricketts' division, 6th corps, with which they participated in Sheridan's campaign in the
valley. They fought gallantly at the battle of Cedar creek, losing 45 killed and wounded.
First Lieut. Augustus Phillips, the only commissioned officer lost by the regiment, was
killed in this action. The remaining companies under Col. Robinson, left the state on
Sept. 16, 1864, and were stationed at Bermuda Hundred. In Dec, 1864, the regiment was
assigned to the separate brigade, Army of the James, and stationed at Harrison's landing,
with the exception of Co. I, which was at Fort Pocahontas. Under the command of Col.
Robinson, it was mustered out at City Point, Va., June 29, 1865. It lost by death during
its short term of service 1 officer and 10 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 27
enlisted men died of disease and other causes; total deaths. 38.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2