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3rd New York
3rd New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 17 View the Entire Book
|Third New York Infantry. Cols., Frederick Townsend, Samuel M. Alford,
Eldridge G. Floyd, John E. Mulford; Lieut.-Cols., Samuel M. Alford, Henry P. Hubbell,
Eldridge G. Floyd, John E. Mulford, George W. Warren; Majs., Abel Smith, Jr., John E.
Mulford, Eldridge G. Floyd, George W. Warren, T. Ellery Lord. The 3d, organized at Albany,
was known as the 1st Albany regiment and was mustered into the U. S. service there on May
14, 1861, for two years. Four days later it left for New York and on June 3 arrived at
Fortress Monroe. It shared in the engagement at Big Bethel, losing 2 men killed and 27
wounded, and returned to Fortress Monroe. On July 30 it was ordered to Baltimore and
quartered at Fort McHenry until April 1, 1862. The summer of 1862 was spent at Suffolk and
on Sept. 12, the 3d was again ordered to Fortress Monroe. The original members not
reenlisted were mustered out in May, 1863, but the regiment remained in the field,
composed of 162 recruits, 200 veterans and the veterans and recruits of the 9th N. Y., and
subsequently received many more recruits and the veterans of the 112th N. Y. Vols. The 3d
was present during the siege of Suffolk, after which it was ordered to Folly island, where
it took an active part in the operations against Fort Wagner, the bombardment of Fort
Sumter and attacks on Charleston in the summer and autumn of 1863, as part of Alford's
brigade of the 18th corps. In Oct., 1863, it was attached to the 3d brigade, 2nd division,
10th corps and returned to Virginia, where it was active in the advance under Gen. Butler
in May, 1864, losing 5 killed, 50 wounded and 7 missing. It fought in the battle of
Drewry's bluff and was then transferred to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 18th corps, which
moved to Cold Harbor, where it was active until June 12, when it returned to Bermuda
Hundred. The regiment rejoined the 10th corps on June 15, and formed part of the 1st
brigade, 2nd division, with which it was engaged in the assaults at Petersburg in June,
the mine explosion of July 30, Fort Harrison, and the Darbytown road. On Dec. 3, 1864, the
3d was attached to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 24th corps and sent to North Carolina,
where it was engaged at Fort Fisher, Sugar Loaf battery, Fort Anderson and Wilmington. It
remained in North Carolina performing picket and garrison duty until Sherman's arrival and
the close of the war, and was mustered out of the service at Raleigh, Aug. 28, 1865.
During the term of service the total loss of the organization was 37 deaths from wounds
and 85 from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2