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53rd New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 25 View the Entire Book
|Fifty-third New York Infantry. Col., Lionel J. D'Epineuil; Lieut.-Cols., J.
A. Viginer de Manteil, George F. Chester. Maj., John Baptiste Cantel. The 53d, the
"D'Epineuil Zouaves," was organized in New York city, but contained members,
mainly of French origin, from all parts of the state and one company of Indians from the
Tuscarora reservation. It was mustered into the U. S. service at New York Aug. 27 to Nov.
15, 1861, for three years and left for Washington on the 18th. Stationed at Annapolis, the
regiment was attached in Jan., 1862, to Burnside's expeditionary corps and a detachment of
the command was active in the battle of Roanoke island. In March the regiment was
discontinued, Co. A became Co. G of the 17th N. Y. infantry and the remainder of the
regiment was mustered out at Washington, March 21, 1862. It lost during service 3 by death
from wounds and 7 by death from other causes. Authority to organize another 53d regiment
was issued and Maj. A. Buckingham was placed in command, but in Sept., 1862, the recruits
enlisted for the regiment were transferred to the 132nd and 162nd N. Y. infantry.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2