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98th New York Infantry

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98th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 32     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Ninety-eighth New York Infantry. — Cols., William Dutton, Charles Durkee, Frederick M. Wead, William Kreutzer; Lieut. -Cols., Charles Durkee, Frederick M. Wead, William Kreutzer, William H. Rogers; Majs., Albon Mann, George H. Clark, William Hunt Rogers, Albert C. Wells. The 98th, the Wayne county regiment, was recruited mainly in Wayne county and mustered into the U. S. service at Malone and Lyons in Feb., 1862, for a three years' term. It left for Washington on March 8; was assigned to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 4th corps, with which it embarked for the Peninsula; was present at the siege of Yorktown and the battles of Williamsburg and Savage Station, but was not closely engaged until the battle of Fair Oaks, where the total loss of the regiment was 71 killed, wounded or missing. It was held in reserve during the Seven Days' battles and stationed at Yorktown at the time of the second battle of Bull Run. Assigned to the Department of North Carolina in Dec, 1862, it became a part of the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 18th corps in Jan., 1863, and served until the following October at various posts held by that corps. Returning to Virginia, it served until April, 1864, at Newport News, Portsmouth and in the Currituck district, and was then attached to the 1st brigade, 1st division, 18th corps, until the organization of the 24th corps in December, when it became a part of the 3d division of that corps, with which it remained during the war. It was engaged at Swift creek and Proctor's creek, Drewry's bluff and Bermuda Hundred, in May, 1864; joined the Army of the Potomac before Cold Harbor and there lost 114 in killed, wounded and missing; was active in the battles at Fort Harrison, Fair Oaks, and in the final assault on the Petersburg works, April 2, 1865. The regiment was mustered out on Aug. 31, 1865, at Richmond, having lost 102 by death from wounds and 136 by death from accident, imprisonment or disease. From June 19, 1865, the 139th N. Y. served with the 98th.

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

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