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4th New York Infantry

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4th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 17     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Fourth New York Infantry. — Cols., Alfred W. Taylor, John D. MacGregor; Lieut.-Cols., John D. MacGregor, William Jamieson; Majs., Alfred W. Taylor, William Jamieson, Charles W. Kruger. The 4th, or the 1st regiment, Scott's Life Guard, was recruited in New York city, except Co. E, recruited in Brooklyn, and was mustered into the U. S. service from May 2 to 9, 1861, for a two years' term. On June 3 the 4th embarked for Newport News; was quartered there until July 26; was then ordered to Baltimore and remained there until Aug. 31, when it was detailed to guard the railroad at and near Havre de Grace. From March 26 to June 6, 1862, it was stationed at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, and was then assigned to the 7th corps at Suffolk, Va. It was ordered to Washington Sept. 6, to join the Army of the Potomac, and as part of the 3d brigade, 3d division, 2nd corps, fought bravely at Antietam, where its loss was 44 killed, 142 wounded and 1 missing. It was posted at Harper's Ferry from Sept. 22 to Oct. 30, when it moved to Falmouth and par- ticipated in the battle of Fredericksburg, again losing heavily. Winter quarters were established at Falmouth until late in April, 1863, when the army began the movement which culminated in the battle of Chancellorsville, in which the 4th was actively engaged. In New York city, May 25, 1863, the regiment was mustered out, having lost by death from wounds 64 members and 24 by death from other causes.

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

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