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168th New York Infantry

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168th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 41     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Sixty-eighth New York Infantry.— Col., William R. Brown; Lieut.-Cols., James Low, James C. Rennison; Majs., George Walter, James C. Rennison, Daniel Torbush. The 168th, the 19th militia, was a nine months regiment from Newburg. On Sept. 18, 1862, Col. Brown tendered the governor of the state the service of the 19th militia and was authorized to recruit the same to standard requirement for a service of nine months. It was mustered into the U. S. service on Jan. 23, 1863, with the exception of Co. K, which was mustered in on Feb. 11, 1863, and left the state Feb. 12, 1863, for Yorktown, Va., and was assigned to Busteed's brigade, 1st division, 4th corps. Subsequently it served in King's brigade, same division and corps until June, when it was assigned to the 22nd corps, and the following month was placed in the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 11th corps. It took part in a skirmish at Walkerton, Va., in May, again skirmished there during the expedition to that place in June, and was engaged in a skirmish at Yorktown June 9. In addition it took part in a number of minor affairs. The regiment was mustered out and discharged at Newburg, N. Y. Oct. 31, 1863. Its loss during service was 1 man killed in action; 1 officer and 36 men died of disease and other causes; total deaths, 38.

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

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