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106th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 33 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Sixth New York Infantry. Cols., Schuyler F. Judd, Edward C.
James, Frederick E. Embrick, Lewis F. Barney, Andrew N. McDonald; Lieut.-Cols., Edward C.
James, Fred. E. Embrick, Charles Townsend, Andrew N. McDonald, Henry C. Allen, A. W.
Briggs; Majs., Charles Townsend, Andrew N. McDonald, Edward M. Paine, Henry C. Allen,
William P. Huxford. This was a St. Lawrence county regiment, organized at Ogdensburg, and
there mustered into the U. S. service for three years Aug. 27, 1862. It left the state the
following day and during its long period of service established a reputation for itself
which entitles it to rank among the three hundred fighting regiments of the war. It took
part in the following battles: Fairmount and Martinsburg, W. Va.; Culpeper, Mine Run,
Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna river, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, first assault on
Petersburg, and the Weldon railroad, Va.; Monocacy, Md., Charlestown, W. Va., Opequan,
Fisher's hill, Cedar Creek, Va.; fall of Petersburg, Sailor's creek, and was present at
Wapping heights, siege of Petersburg, Hatcher's run and Appomattox. After leaving the
state it served first in the railroad division, 8th corps, Middle Department, and was then
ordered to New creek, W. Va. The following is quoted from Col. Fox's account of the
regiment: "Companies D and F were captured, April 29, 1863, at Fairmount, W. Va.,
where they defended a railroad bridge for several hours against a large force of
Confederates. The captured men were immediately released on parole. The regiment left
North mountain, June 13, 1863, and, with the other troops in that vicinity, retired before
the advance of Lee's army. It joined the Army of the Potomac, July 10, 1863, while near
Frederick, Md., and with other new material was organized as the 3d division (Carr's) of
the 3d corps. This division was transferred in March. 1864, to the 6th corps, and its
command given to Gen. Ricketts. While in the 6th corps the regiment saw hard service and
almost continuous fighting. At Cold Harbor it lost 23 killed, 88 wounded, and 23 missing,
Lieut. -Col. Charles Townsend and 3 other officers being among the killed. The
corps was ordered soon afterward to Maryland, where, at the battle of Monocacy, the
regiment sustained another severe loss. It was actively engaged in the Shenandoah Valley,
in all the battles of the corps, and then, returning to Petersburg, participated in the
final campaign. At Spottsylvania the casualties in the regiment aggregated 6 killed and 32
wounded; at the Opequan, 6 killed, 45 wounded, and 3 missing; and at Cedar creek, 8 killed
and 45 wounded. Gen. Ricketts was wounded at Cedar creek, after which the division was
commanded by Gen. Seymour." The regiment was mustered out at Washington, D. C, June
22 and 27. 1865. During its term of service it lost 10 officers and 127 men killed and
died of wounds; 4 officers and 166 men died of disease, accident, etc., a total of 307, of
whom 52 men died in prison. The total enrollment was 1,367, of whom 10 per cent, were
killed in action.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2