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Corps New York Light Infantry
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
|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