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186th New York Infantry

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186th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 42     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
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

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