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151st New York Infantry

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151st New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 39     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Fifty-first New York Infantry. — Col., William Emerson; Lieut. -Cols., Ewen A. Bowen, Thomas M. Fay, Charles Bogardus; Majs., Thomas M. Fay, James A. Jewell. This regiment, recruited in the counties of Niagara and Monroe, was organized at Lockport, where it was mustered into the U. S. service Oct. 22, 1862, for three years. It received the men recruited for Col. Franklin Sidway's Buffalo regiment, which served to complete its organization. The regiment left the state on the 23d and was stationed at Baltimore until the following February, when it was ordered to West Virginia, serving there and at South mountain, Md., until July 10, 1863, when it joined the 3d corps and was assigned to the 3d brigade, 3d (French's) division, in which it was present at the action of Wapping heights. In August it was placed in the 1st brigade, same division and corps, and was present, but met with no loss, at McLean's ford, Catlett's station and Kelly's ford. During the Mine Run campaign it was sharply engaged at Locust Grove, losing 60 killed, wounded and missing, and upon returning from this campaign went into winter quarters at Brandy Station. When the 3d corps was discontinued in March, 1864, the 151st was placed in the 1st brigade, 3d (Ricketts) division, 6th corps, with which it did its full share in the fighting from the Wilderness to Petersburg, being engaged at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomy, and Cold Harbor. On July 6, during Early's invasion of Maryland, it moved with its division to Baltimore and was heavily engaged at Monocacy, losing 118 killed, wounded and missing. As a part of the Army of the Shenandoah it took part in Sheridan's brilliant campaign in the Valley, fighting at Charlestown, Leetown, Smithfield, Opequan, Fisher's hill and Cedar creek, with a loss of 38 in the campaign. In December it returned to the Petersburg trenches and was stationed near the Weldon railroad through the winter. On Dec. 21, 1864, its thinned ranks were consolidated into a battalion of five companies. In April, 1865, it took part in the final assault on the works of Petersburg and the ensuing hot pursuit of Lee's army, fighting its last battle at Sailor's creek. Its loss in the Appomattox campaign was 18 killed and wounded. The regiment was finally mustered out near Washington, D. C, June 26, 1865, under command of Lieut. -Col. Bogardus. It lost during service 5 officers and 101 men killed and mortally wounded; 1 officer and 99 men died of disease and other causes; total deaths, 206.

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

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