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186th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 42 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Eighty-sixth New York Infantry. Col., Bradley Winslow;
Lieut. -Col., E. J. Marsh; Maj., Abram D. Sternberg. This regiment was principally
recruited in the counties of Jefferson and Lewis and was organized at Sacket's Harbor,
where it was mustered into the U. S. service Sept. 5-29, 1864, for one year. Co. G was
mustered in for one and three years at Hart's island on Sept. 28, and on the same day the
regiment left the state for the front, being assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division,
9th corps. With this command it was engaged at Hatcher's run in Oct., 1864; Fort Stedman
in March, 1865; took a prominent part in the storming of Petersburg, April 2, 1865, when
it was among the first to enter the enemy's works; and was highly complimented by its
brigade and division commanders for its gallant charge on Fort Mahone, where Col. Winslow
was wounded while leading a charge. Its loss here amounted to 180 killed, wounded and
missing. Commanded by Lieut. -Col. Marsh, it was mustered out on June 2, 1865, at
Alexandria, Va. The regiment lost by death during its term of service 45 enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded; 1 officer and 39 enlisted men died of wounds and other
causes, a total of 88.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2