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189th New York Infantry

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189th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 43     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Eighty-ninth New York Infantry. — Cols., William W. Hayt, Allen L. Burr; Lieut. -Cols., Allen L. Burr, Joseph G. Townsend; Majs., Joseph G. Townsend, William H. Withey. This regiment, recruited in the counties of Allegany, Steuben, Madison, Oneida and Oswego, was organized at Elmira and there mustered into the U. S. service during Aug. and Sept., 1864, for one year, four of the companies, A, C, G and H, were originally recruited for the 175th N. Y. infantry. When the regiment reached the front, Co. K was transferred to the 15th N. Y. engineers, and was replaced by a new company in Dec, 1864. The regiment left the state by detachments on Sept. 18 and Oct. 23, 1864, and joined the 5th corps before Petersburg, just after the first battle of Hatcher's run. It was placed in Gregory's brigade of Griffin's division; took part in the raid to Hicksford, actively engaged in the second battle at Hatcher's run, where Col. Burr commanded the brigade and Lieut.-Col. Townsend the regiment, its losses being 2 killed and 13 wounded. During the battles of the final campaign, the regiment was active at White Oak ridge and Five Forks, in which actions its casualties amounted to 22 killed and wounded. It was also present at the fall of Petersburg and at Appomattox on the occasion of Lee's surrender. Col. Burr was unfortunately sick during this campaign, and the regiment was commanded by Lieut.-Col. Townsend. The only commissioned officer killed was Capt. Rice, who fell before Petersburg on Jan. 11, 1865. The regiment was honorably discharged and mustered out on June 1, 1865, at Washington, under command of Col. Burr. It lost by death during its term of service 1 officer and 8 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 1 officer and 70 enlisted men from disease and other causes, a total of 80.

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

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