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57th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 26 View the Entire Book
|Fifty-seventh New York Infantry. Cols., Samuel K. Zook, Alford B. Chapman,
James W. Britt; Lieut. -Cols., John A. Page, Philip J. Parisen, Alford B. Chapman, James
W. Britt, Augustus M. Wright, George W. Jones, James C. Bronson; Majs., Philip J. Parisen,
Alford B. Chapman, N. Garrow Throop, John H. Bell, William A. Kirk, George W. Jones, James
C. Bronson, George Mitchell. The 57th, the "National Guard Rifles," contained
companies from the National guard Rifles, the Clinton Rifles, the United States
Voltigeurs, the Washington Zouaves and the Manhattan Rifles, and was mustered into the U.
S. service at New York city, Aug. 12 to Nov, 19, 1861, for three years. It left for
Washington on Nov. 19, was assigned to French's brigade, Sumner's division, Army of the
Potomac, and passed the winter in the vicinity of Washington. In March, 1862, it was
attached to the 3d brigade, 1st division, 2nd corps, and joined in the general advance to
Manassas Junction. It then moved to the Peninsula, participated in the siege of Yorktown;
was present at the battle of Fair Oaks; active in the Seven Days' battles, after which it
proceeded to Harrison's landing. It went to the support of Gen. Pope at Bull Run and
arrived just before the battle of Chantilly, but was not actively engaged. At Antietam the
regiment lost 98 in killed and wounded and 3 missing. After the battle it moved to
Halltown, Snicker's gap and Falmouth and suffered severely at Fredericksburg, where the
division, under Gen. Hancock made a gallant but unsuccessful assault on Marye's heights.
The regiment here lost 87 out of 192 engaged. The winter was passed near Falmouth and in
the Chancellorsville campaign in the spring of 1863 the regiment was active. At Gettysburg
the loss of the depleted command was 34 and then moving southward with the army, the 57th
was active at Auburn, Bristoe Station and in the Mine Run campaign. Winter quarters were
established near Brandy Station and occupied until the opening of the Wilderness campaign,
during which the regiment was repeatedly in action. In the battle at the Wilderness the
loss was 58, and in the assault on Petersburg, June 15, the action at the Weldon railroad,
and at Reams' station the loss was 63. Co. C was mustered out on July 14, 1864; Cos. F, D
and I in August; Cos. K, A and B in September; Co. H on Oct. 15; and the reenlisted men
and recruits were transferred to the 61st N. Y. infantry on Dec. 6. The regiment during
its term of service lost 103 by death from wounds and 91 from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2