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1st New York
1st New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 17 View the Entire Book
|First New York Infantry. Cols., William H. Allen, Garret Dyckman, J.
Frederick Pierson; Lieut-Cols., Garrett Dyckman, J. Frederick Pierson, Francis A. Leland;
Majs., James M. Turner, J. Frederick Pierson, James P. Clancy, Joseph Seamans. The 1st
regiment, recruited in New York city, was mustered into the U. S. service for a two years'
term, at Staten island, April 22 to 24 and May 3 to 7, 1861, and was the first regiment to
be accepted for that length of time. On May 26 it embarked for Fortress Monroe; was there
stationed until June 10, when it received orders to move to the support of the force at
Big Bethel and was active at the battle of that name. Returning to camp until July 3, the
regiment was then ordered to Newport News and remained there until June 3, 1862, receiving
during the winter over 370 recruits. The most noteworthy incident of this period was the
attack on the fortifications by the Merrimac on March 8, 1862. On June 6, 1862, the 1st
was assigned to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 3d corps, Army of the Potomac; was engaged at
Peach Orchard and Glendale during the Seven Days' battles, losing in the latter battle 230
members killed, wounded and missing; was active at Malvern hill, where it was transferred
to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 3d corps, and ordered to Yorktown, thence to Manassas,
where it participated in the battle of Aug. 30. It fought at Chantilly and then remained
in the defenses of Washington until Oct. 11, when it was attached to the 3d brigade, moved
to Edwards' ferry, Middleburg and finally Falmouth, where it was stationed until the
battle of Fredericksburg, in which it took part. Winter quarters were established at
Falmouth until May 2 and 3, 1863, when the 1st was engaged at Chancellorsville, and on May
25, 1863, was mustered out at New York. During the two years' service, the regiment lost
by death 113 members, 79 from wounds and 34 from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2