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22nd New York Cavalry Soldier
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 5 View the Entire Book
|Twenty-second New York Cavalry. Cols., Samuel J. Crooks, George C. Cram,
Horatio B. Reed; Lieut.-Cols., Johnson B. Brown, Horatio B. Reed, Peter McLennan; Majs.,
Peter McLennan, Benjamin Bennett, Charles C. Brown, Theodore Schlick, George R. French.
The 22nd, known as the Rochester Cavalry, was organized at Rochester and there mustered
into the U. S. service between Dec. 20, 1863, and Feb. 23, 1864, for three years. The
companies of which it was composed were recruited in the counties of Monroe, Erie,
Chautauqua, Livingston, Steuben, Onondaga, Orleans, Wayne, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego.
Under command of Col. Reed it was honorably discharged and mustered out at Winchester,
Va., Aug. 1, 1865. The regiment left the state in March, 1864, and, considering the short
time in the field, saw much hard fighting and sustained heavy losses. Its first service
was with the 9th corps, after which it joined the 2nd brigade, 3d cavalry division, Army
of the Potomac, for the Wilderness campaign. After Oct., 1864, it served with the Army of
the Shenandoah in the campaigns in that valley, and from Feb., 1865, with the cavalry
division, Army of West Virginia. It lost heavily at Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, on
Wilson's raid to the South Side and Danville railroads, and at the battle of Nineveh. It
fought its final engagements at Fort Holly, New Market and Rude's hill, Va. Its casualties
included 3 officers and 22 men killed, or died of wounds; 1 officer and 178 men died of
disease, accidents and all other causes; total, 204. Of this number, 87 men died in
prison. The regiment especially distinguished itself at Kearneysville, Dinwiddle Court
House and White Oak swamp. Capt. Christopher Bruton, Corp. Henry Harvey and Pvt. George
Ladd, who captured battleflags at Waynesboro, were awarded medals of honor by the
secretary of war for distinguished gallantry on the field.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2