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33rd New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 22 View the Entire Book
|Thirty-third New York Infantry. Col., Robert F. Taylor; Lieut.-Cols., Calvin
Walker. Joseph W. Corning; Majs., Robert J. Mann, John S. Platner. The 33d, the
"Ontario Regiment," was composed of companies from the northwestern part of the
state and was mustered into the U. S. service at Elmira, July 3, 1861, for two years, to
date from May 22, 1861. It left the state for Washington on July 8; was located at Camp
Granger on 7th street until Aug. 6; then moved to Camp Lyon near Chain bridge on the
Potomac; was there assigned to Smith's brigade and was employed in construction work on
Forts Ethan Allen and Marcy during September. At Camp Ethan Allen, Sept. 25, the regiment
became a part of the brigade commanded by Col. Stevens in Gen. Smith's division. Four days
later it was in a skirmish with the enemy near Lewinsville, and on Oct. 11, went into
winter quarters at Camp Griffin near Lewinsville. The 3d brigade, under command of Gen.
Davidson, Smith's division, 4th corps, Army of the Potomac, left camp March 10, 1862, and
moved to Manassas; then returned to Cloud's mills, where it embarked for the Peninsula on
March 25. In the siege of Yorktown the regiment was active. It encountered the enemy at
Lee's mill; participated in the battles of Williamsburg, Mechanicsville, and the Seven
Days' fighting from Gaines' mill to Malvern hill; encamped at Harrison's landing from July
2 to Aug. 16, and then left camp for Newport News. With Lieut. -Col. Corning temporarily
in command of the brigade, the command moved to Hampton on Aug. 21, then returned to
Alexandria and took part in the Maryland campaign in September. At Crampton's gap and
Antietam the regiment displayed its gallantry and lost in the latter battle 47 in killed,
wounded and missing. In October it was stationed along the Potomac near Hagerstown; passed
the first two weeks of November in camp at White Plains and the remainder of the month at
Stafford Court House; moved toward Fredericksburg on Dec. 3; fought there with the 3d
brigade, 2nd division, 6th corps, to which it had been assigned in May, 1862; camped at
White Oak Church until it joined the "Mud March" in Jan., 1863, and returned to
winter quarters at White Oak Church. In the battle of Chancellorsville the regiment
belonged to the light brigade and lost at Marye's heights 221 killed, wounded and missing.
It returned to the old camp at White Oak Church, where on May 14 the three years' men were
transferred to the 49th N. Y. infantry and the two years' men were mustered out at Geneva,
June 2, 1863. The total enrollment of the regiment was 1,220 members, of whom 47 were
killed or died of wounds during the term of service and 105 died from accident,
imprisonment or disease.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2