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14th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 19 View the Entire Book
|Fourteenth New York Infantry. Col., James McQuade. Lieut.-Cols., Charles A.
Johnson, Charles H. Skillon, Thomas M. Davies; Majs., Charles H. Skillon, Charles B.
Young, Thomas M. Davies, Lewis Michaels. The 14th, known as the 1st Oneida county
regiment, was organized at Utica and contained five companies from that city, one from
Rome, one from Boonville, one from Syracuse, one from Lowville and one from Hudson. It was
mustered into the U. S. service at Albany, May 17, 1861, for a two years' term, and left
the state for Washington on June 18. For a month it was stationed on Meridian hill and on
July 22 was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, then
encamped on Arlington heights. Winter quarters were established on Miner's hill and on
March 13, 1862, the 14th was transferred to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 3d corps, Army
of the Potomac, and served with that brigade in the Peninsular campaign until May, when it
became a part of the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 5th provisional corps. It bore a prominent
part in the Seven Days' battles, 125 members being among the dead and wounded at Malvern
hill. Camp at Harrison's landing followed and then the Maryland campaign, in which the
regiment was held in reserve during the bloody battle of Antietam. It was again active at
Fredericksburg, with a loss of 35 killed, wounded and missing, after which it spent a
quiet winter in camp near Falmouth and upon the expiration of its term of service was
mustered out at Utica, May 24, 1863. The three years' men were transferred to the 44th and
later to the 140th N. Y. The total loss of the regiment during its term of service was 85
by death from wounds, and 44 from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2