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30th New York Infantry

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30th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 21     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Thirtieth New York Infantry. — Cols., Edward Frisby, William M. Searing; Lieut. -Cols., Charles E. Brintnall, William M. Searing, Morgan H. Chrysler; Majs., William M. Searing, Morgan H. Chrysler, Albert J. Perry. The 30th regiment, organized at Troy, was composed of two companies recruited at Saratoga Springs, two at Troy, one each at Lansingburg, Schenectady, Poughkeepsie, Hoosick, Valatie and in Saratoga county, and was mustered into the U. S. service for two years at Troy, June 1, 1861. It left the state for Washington on June 28; was stationed at Brightwood and Hunter's Chapel; established winter quarters at Upton's hill until March 10, 1862; left camp with the 1st brigade, 3d division, 1st corps, Army of the Potomac (the Iron Brigade) and marched to Manassas; from there to Falmouth, then to Massaponax and Front Royal. Returning to Falmouth, reconnoitering expeditions were undertaken to Orange Court House and Hanover Court House, where skirmishes occurred. With the 1st brigade, 1st division, 3d corps, Army of Virginia, the regiment fought at White Sulphur Springs, at Gainesville, at Groveton, and the second Bull Run, losing in the last battle 66 members killed or mortally wounded out of 341 engaged — over 19 per cent. The total loss of the command in this campaign was 183 killed, wounded or missing, Col. Frisby being among the wounded. After a short time in camp at Upton's hill, the regiment moved into Maryland; was active at South mountain and at Antietam, after which it went into camp at Sharpsburg, where its sadly depleted ranks were reinforced by the addition of new recruits. On Oct. 30, 1862, the regiment moved to Warrenton; thence to Brooks' station, near Falmouth; participated in the battle of Fredericksburg; established winter quarters at Belle Plain, where in Dec, 1862, a new company, which became Co. F, was added to the regiment, the old Co. F being consolidated with other companies. The regiment took part in the Chancellorsville campaign, then returned for a short time to its camp at Belle Plain, which it left on May 28, 1863, for Albany, and was there mustered out on June 18. The total enrollment of the regiment was 1,154 members and it lost 78 by death from wounds during its term of service and 33 died from other causes. The three years men were transferred to the 76th N. Y. infantry on May 24, 1863.

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

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