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92nd 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
|Ninety-second New York Infantry. Cols., Jonah Sanford, Lewis C. Hunt,
Thomas S. Hall; Lieut. -Cols., LaFayette Bingham, Hiram Anderson, Truman Adams Merriman;
Majs., Thomas S. Hall, Truman A. Merriman. The 92nd, the 2nd St. Lawrence county regiment,
recruited in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, was mustered into the U. S. service at
Potsdam, Jan. 1, 1862, for three years. It left for Washington, March 5, 1862, was there
assigned to Palmer's brigade, Casey's division, 4th corps, and embarked with Gen.
McClellan's forces for the Peninsula. The regiment was present during the siege of
Yorktown and the battle of Williamsburg; suffered the loss of 105 killed, wounded or
missing at Fair Oaks; shared in the Seven Days' battles, and in August was stationed at
Camp Hamilton, Va. In November it was ordered to Suffolk, Va., still with the 4th corps,
and in December, moved to New Berne, N. C, and participated in the Goldsboro expedition.
Remaining near New Berne as part of the 1st brigade, 4th division, 18th corps, until July,
the regiment served for a short time at Fort Anderson, N. C, and returned to New Berne in
August, where it performed garrison and other duties until recalled to Virginia in April,
1864. With the same corps the 92nd lost heavily at Cold Harbor and was present during the
summer before Petersburg. In Nov., 1864. the command was ordered to New York harbor, but
returned to Petersburg on Nov. 17, there to remain until the expiration of its term of
service. On Jan. 7, 1865, the 92nd was mustered out at Albany, the veterans and recruits
having been previously transferred to the 96th N. Y. infantry. During its term of service
the regiment lost 70 by death from wounds and 132 by death from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2