157th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment


157th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=158th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment


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dates=Mustered in:19 September 1862;
Mustered out: 10 July 1865.
country=USA
allegiance=New York
branch=Infantry Regiment
type=Volunteer Regiment
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size=Regiment
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current_commander=
garrison=
ceremonial_chief=
colonel_of_the_regiment=Philip P. Brown, Jr
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157th New York Infantry Regiment [from "New York in the War of the Rebellion", 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.]

Colonel Philip P. Brown, Jr., received authority, August 13, 1862, to recruit this regiment in the then 23d Senatorial District of the State. It was organized at Hamilton, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 19, 1862. June 22, 1865, the men not to be mustered out with the regiment were transferred to the 54th Infantry.

The companies were recruited principally: A at Hamilton, Madison, Sherburne and Georgetown; B at Oneida; C at Hamilton, Cincinnatus, Marathon, Cuyler, Taylor, Willet, Solon, Freetown and Pitcher; D at Scott, Preble and Homer; E at Cortland, Virgil, Harford and Cortlandville; F at Smyrna, Smithfield, Lebanon, Georgetown, Hamilton, Eaton and Madison; G at Canastota, Lennox, Clockville, Wampsville, Oneida and Hamilton; H at Homer, Truxton and Cortlandville; I at Sullivan, Smithfield and Hamilton; and K at Cortlandville, Marathon, Harford, Freetown and Virgil.

The regiment left the State September 25, 1862; it Served in the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 11th Corps, from October, 1862; in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, nth Corps, from July 13, 1863; in the 2d Brigade, Gordon's Division, 10th Corps, on Folly and Morris Islands, S. C., from August, 1863; in Schimmelpfenning's Division, 10th Corps, from January, 1864; in the 1st Brigade, Ames' Division, 10th Corps, from February, 1864; in the District of Florida, from February, 1864; at Beaufort, S. C., from June 15, 1864; on Morris Island, S. C, from September 5, 1864; at Fort Pulaski, Ga., from October 22 to November 28, 1864; in the 1st, Potter's, Brigade, Coast Division, Department of the Gulf, from November, 1864; at Georgetown, S. C., from February, 1865; and, commanded by Col. James C. Carmichael, it was honorably discharged and mustered out July 10, 1865, at Charleston, S. C.

Roster

*http://www.rootsweb.com/~nycortla/m157ros.htm

Casualties

*killed in action, 5 officers, 50 enlisted men;
*Died of wounds received in action, 2 Officers, 40 enlisted men;
*Died of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 104 enlisted men;
*Total, 9 officers, 194 enlisted men;
*Aggregate, 203; of whom 1 officer, 4 enlisted men, died in the hands of the enemy

References

ee also

*List of New York Civil War regiments
*http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/157thInf/157thInfMain.htm


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