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83rd New York Infantry

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83rd New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 30     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Eighty-third New York Infantry. — Cols., John W. Stiles, John Hendrickson, Joseph A. Moesch; Lieut. -Cols., William H. Halleck, William Atterbury, Allen Rutherford, John Hendrickson, Joseph A. Moesch, William Chalmers; Majs., William Atterbury, Allen Rutherford, John Hendrickson, Dabney W. Diggs, Henry V. Williamson. The 83d (the 9th militia), was recruited in New York city and left the state for Washington, May 27, 1861. It was there mustered into the service of the United States for a three years' term, June 8, and served in Col. Stone's command, in Hamilton's and Stiles' brigades, along the Potomac in Maryland and at Harper's Ferry. In the spring of 1862 the regiment was stationed near Warrenton Junction and along the Rappahannock river with several different assignments and participated in Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign with the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 3d corps, suffering the loss of 75 members at the second Bull Run. The brigade and division were transferred to the 1st corps on Sept. 12, fought at South mountain and Antietam, the regiment being closely engaged in both battles and losing 114 at Antietam. The next battle was Fredericksburg, where the crippled command suffered even more severely — 125 killed, wounded or missing — among whom was Col. Hendrickson, who was severely wounded. The regiment passed the winter at Falmouth; was not in an exposed position during the Chancellorsville movement and battle of May, 1863, but played an important part at Gettysburg in the capture of Iverson's North Carolina brigade. On the southward march the regiment was stationed at Hagerstown, Md., and Liberty, Va.; then participated in the Mine Run campaign, and established camp near Brandy Station in the early winter. During the Wilderness campaign it served in the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 5th corps, and the 2nd brigade, 3d division, 5th corps, until June 7, when the term of service expired. Col. Moesch was killed in the Wilderness and 128 men were reported killed, wounded or missing. The original members not reenlisted were mustered out at New York, June 23, 1864, and the veterans were transferred to the 97th N. Y. infantry. The 83d is named by Col. Fox as one of the "three hundred fighting regiments." Out of a total enrollment of 1,413 it lost during service 164 by death from wounds and 91 from other causes.

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

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