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152nd New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 39 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Fifty-second New York Infantry. Cols., Leonard Boyer,
Alonzo Ferguson, George W. Thompson, James E. Curtis; Lieut. - Cols., Alonzo Ferguson,
George W. Thompson, Timothy O'Brien, James E. Curtis, Edmund G. Gilbert; Majs., George R.
Spaulding, Timothy O'Brien, James E. Curtis, Edmund C. Gilbert, Charles H. Dygert. This
regiment, recruited in the counties of Herkimer and Mohawk was organized at Mohawk and was
there mustered into the U. S. service on Oct. 15, 1862. The regiment left on the 25th and
was stationed in the defenses of Washington until the succeeding April, when it was
ordered to Suffolk and assigned to Terry's brigade, Corcoran's division, 7th corps. After
sharing in the defense of Suffolk, it served under Gen. Keyes on the Peninsula and in July
was ordered to New York city during the draft riots, remaining there until October, when
it joined the Army of the Potomac and was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd (Webb's)
division, 2nd corps. In this command it shared in the Mine Run campaign, being engaged at
Robertson's tavern. In the Wilderness campaign it fought in Gibbon's division, 2nd corps
and was active in all the series of battles ending with the surrender of Lee at
Appomattox. Its heaviest losses occurred at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna
river, Cold Harbor, first assault on Petersburg, Weldon railroad, Strawberry Plains,
Reams' station and Boydton plank road. Its losses during the whole campaign amounted to a
total of 303 killed, wounded and missing. Its last battle was at Farmville two days before
Lee's surrender. Under the command of Col. Curtis it was mustered out near Washington, D.
C, June 13, 1865, and returned home with only 256 men, having lost during service 4
officers and 68 men, killed and died of wounds; 1 officer and 91 men died of disease and
other causes; total deaths, 166. Private John Weeks was awarded a medal of honor for
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2