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95th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 32 View the Entire Book
|Ninety-fifth New York Infantry. Cols., George H. Biddle, Edward Pye, James
Creney; Lieut.-Cols.. James B. Post, James Creney, Robert W. Bard; Majs., Edward Pye,
Robert W. Bard, Abram S. Gurnee, Henry M. Jennings, Samuel C. Timpson, George D. Knight.
The 95th, the "Warren Rifles," recruited mainly in New York city and vicinity,
was mustered into the U. S. service at New York, from Nov., 1861, to March, 1862, for
three years. It left for Washington, March 18, was attached to Gen. Wadsworth's forces in
the defenses there and later to the Department of the Rappahannock at Acquia creek. With
the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 3d corps, it participated in the Virginia campaign,
suffering a loss of 113 at Manassas and the engagements leading up to it. In September,
the division was transferred to the 1st corps; was active at South mountain and Antietam,
and during the autumn took part in the operations at Philomont, Union and Upperville, Va.
At Fredericksburg it was not placed in an exposed position, and at Chancellorsville and
during the remainder of the war it served with the 5th corps, which was hotly engaged at
Gettysburg, the 95th losing 115 in killed, wounded and missing. It was present at
Rappahannock Station in October and shared in the Mine Run campaign. At Brandy Station,
the winter quarters of the division, most of the members of the 95th reenlisted, securing
its continuance as a veteran regiment. It was constantly engaged during the campaign under
Gen. Grant in the spring and summer of 1864, lost 174 men at the Wilderness, and day by
day thereafter suffered depletion of its ranks. Col. Pye was mortally wounded at Cold
Harbor. The regiment was active in different stations before Petersburg, at the Weldon
rail-road, Poplar Spring Church, Hatcher's run, in the Hicksford raid, and in the
Appomattox campaign. It was mustered out at Washington, July 16, 1865, having lost 119 by
death from wounds and 136 from other causes, of whom 80 died in imprisonment.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2