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Independent Corps New York Light Infantry

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Independent Corps New York Light Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 43     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Independent Corps New York Light Infantry ("Enfans Perdus"). — Lieut. - Cols., Felix Comfort, Simon Levy; Majs., John Carter Brown, Michael Schmidt. This regiment was recruited and organized in New York city during the winter 1861-62. Six companies, A to F, were mustered into the U. S. service on April 18, 1862, for three years. In Aug., 1862, another company, and in March, 1863, two more companies, joined it in the field. On Jan. 30, 1864, commanded by Lieut.-Col. Levy, the regiment was consolidated with the 1st N. Y. engineers, and the 47th and 48th N. Y. infantry, being discontinued as a separate organization. The regiment, consisting of six companies, left the state on April 18, 1862, and served on the Peninsula at Gloucester and Yorktown until the end of the year. Assigned to the 1st brigade of Peck's division, 4th corps, it was ordered to North Carolina in Dec, 1862, where it became a part of Naglee's brigade, 1st division, 18th corps, and was later placed in Davis' brigade, Naglee's division, same corps. With this command, early in 1863, it was ordered to Beaufort, S. C, and then to Charleston harbor, becoming a part of the 10th corps. During the summer and fall of 1863 it participated in the various operations about Charleston harbor, being stationed at St. Helena on Morris island, and on Folly island. It took part in the engagements on Morris island in July, siege of Fort Wagner, bombardment of Fort Sumter, and Olustee, Fla. During its term of service as a separate organization, the regiment lost by death 7 enlisted men killed in action, 2 enlisted men of wounds received in action, 52 enlisted men from disease and other causes, a total of 61.

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

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