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188th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 43 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Eighty-eighth New York Infantry. Col., John E. McMahon;
Lieut. -Col., Isaac Doolittle; Maj., Christopher C. Davis. This regiment, recruited in the
counties of Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Yates and Steuben, rendezvoused at Rochester,
where it was mustered into the U. S. service for one year on Oct. 4-22, 1864, except Co.
A, which was mustered in at Elmira on Sept. 24. Co. K did not join the regiment until some
time in November. Under Maj. Davis it left the state on Oct. 13, and at once joined the
army under Grant before Petersburg. On its arrival at the front it was placed in Gregory's
brigade of Griffin's division, 5th corps, and was actively engaged with this command in
the first of the battles at Hatcher's run, losing 7 killed, 46 wounded and 1 missing. In
December it participated in the raid to Hicksford, Va., and in Feb., 1865, it was again
engaged at Hatcher's run with a loss of 10 killed, 21 wounded and 3 missing. During the
Appomattox campaign the regiment fought with its corps at White Oak ridge, Gravelly run
and Five Forks, when its casualties aggregated 45 killed and wounded. It was also active
in the final assault on Petersburg and was present on the 9th at Appomattox, when Lee
surrendered. Under Col. McMahon, it was mustered out at Washington, D. C, July 1, 1865.
During its brief term of active service the regiment lost by death 1 officer and 36
enlisted men killed and mortally wounded; 53 enlisted men died from disease and other
causes; total deaths, 90.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2