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2nd New York Infantry

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2nd New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 17     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Second New York Infantry. — Cols., Joseph B. Carr, Sidney W. Park; Lieut.- Cols., R. Wells Kenyon, William A. Olmsted; Majs., Richard D. Bloss, George H. Otis, George W. Willson, William B. Tibbitts. The 2nd, known as the Troy regiment, was organized at Troy, and was mustered into the U. S. service on May 14, 1861, at Camp Willard, Troy, nearly 800 strong, for a term of two years. It left Troy on the 18th for New York, there embarked for Fortress Monroe, encamped at Mill creek and participated in the battle of Big Bethel. On Aug. 5 the regiment was ordered to Newport News, where permanent quarters were erected and the following winter was passed, during which time many new recruits were received. In Jan., 1862, it joined an expedition up the James river; became a part of the 1st brigade, 1st division of the Army of Virginia on March 7; from April 6 to 17 it was stationed at Young's mill, and on June 6 was assigned to the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 3d corps. The regiment took part in the campaign on the Peninsula, being engaged at Fair Oaks, in the Seven Days' battles and in August at Malvern hill. During the campaign in Virginia, it was active at Bristoe Station, where the loss was 70 in killed, wounded and missing; Groveton, the second Bull Run and Chantilly. After various marches and counter- marches in Virginia, the regiment took part in the battle of Fred- ericksburg, after which it went into winter quarters near Falmouth, which were occupied until the opening of the Chancellorsville movement in the spring of 1863. During this battle the loss of the regiment was 54. On May 11, 1863, 120 men enlisted for three years' service and were transferred to the 70th N. Y., the remainder of the regiment being mustered out at Troy on the 26th. The total loss of the regiment during its term of service was 26 deaths from wounds and 22 from other causes.

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

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