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24th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 20 View the Entire Book
|Twenty-fourth New York Infantry. Cols., Timothy Sullivan, Samuel R.
Beardsley; Lieut. -Cols., Samuel R. Beardsley, Robert Oliver, Jr.; Majs., Jonathan
Tarbell, Andrew J. Barney, Robert Oliver, Jr., Melzer Richards. The 24th, the Oswego
County regiment, contained nine companies from Oswego county and one from Jefferson. It
was mustered into the U. S. service for a two years' term, July 2, 1861, at Elmira, and
left for Washington the same day. It first encamped on Meridian hill, but moved to
Arlington mills on July 22, and late in September established winter quarters at Upton's
hill. The regiment was first assigned to Keyes' brigade, which became on Oct. 1, the 1st
brigade, 1st division, and on March 13, 1862, the 1st brigade, 1st division, 1st corps,
the "Iron Brigade." In March, 1862, the brigade moved to Centerville, but
returned at once to Alexandria, and in April proceeded to Bristoe Station and thence to
Fredericksburg. During June and July it encamped at Falmouth after a sharp encounter with
the enemy at that point in April. It was present during the actions at Rappahannock
Station and Groveton and in the second battle of Bull Run lost 237 members in killed,
wounded and missing. After a brief rest at Upton's hill, the brigade was again active at
South mountain and Antietam, after which it went into camp at Sharpsburg until late in the
autumn, when it moved to Fredericksburg, participated in the battle there, and then
established winter quarters at Belle Plain. In the Chancellorsville movement the brigade
was held in reserve and on May 29, 1863, the 24th was mustered out at Elmira, having lost
91 men by death from wounds and 31 by death from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2