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90th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 31 View the Entire Book
|Ninetieth New York Infantry. Cols., Joseph S. Morgan, Nelson Shaurman;
Lieut. -Cols., Lewis W. Tinelli, Nelson Shaurman, John C. Smart, Henry De La Paturelle;
Majs., Joseph S. D. Agreda, Nelson Shaurman, John C. Swart, Henry De La Paturelle. This
regiment, known as the Hancock Guard, was recruited mainly in New York city and vicinity
and was mustered into the U. S. service at New York from Sept. to Dec, 1861. for a three
years' term. It embarked on Jan. 5, 1862, for Key West, Fla., where it performed garrison
duty for some months. Early in 1863 it was ordered to join the 19th corps in Louisiana and
was assigned to the 1st brigade, 4th division. From New Orleans the regiment moved to Port
Hudson, where it took an active part in the siege, losing 50 killed, wounded or missing.
It was also closely engaged at Bayou La Fourche, with the loss of 71, and in March, 1864,
shared in the Red River campaign. The reenlisted men received their veteran furlough in
Aug. and Sept., 1864, and the remainder of the regiment served in their absence with the
160th N. Y. infantry. The veteran regiment was ordered to Virginia early in September and
joined the Army of the Shenandoah while it was conducting the campaign against Gen. Early.
The 90th fought at the Opequan, Fisher's hill and Cedar creek, losing 73 in killed,
wounded and missing in the last named engagement. The original members not reenlisted were
mustered out during Dec. 1864, and the regiment was consolidated into a battalion of six
companies, which received in June, 1865, the members of the 114th, 116th and 133d N. Y.
infantry. The regiment served in the 1st brigade of Dwight's division at Washington from
April to June, 1865, and at Savannah, Ga., from June to July. It was then ordered to
Hawkinsville, Ga., for a time and concluded its term of service at Savannah, where it was
mustered out on Feb. 9, 1866. It lost 60 by death from wounds and 190 from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2