CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL HISTORIES

With Oswego County Men


Information on all regiments was obtained from, “NY in the War of the Rebellion 1861 – 1865, compiled by Frederick Phisterer, Albany, J. B. Lyons Company, State Printers, 1912.

6/25 History of 24th NY Regiment



EIGHTY-FIRST REGIMENT OF INFANTRY (VETERAN)

Second Oswego Regiment; Mohawk Rangers

  This regiment was organized at Albany February 18, 1862, by the consolidation of the Mohawk Rangers, or Guards of Liberty and Union, Col. O. B. Pierce, of which the Remington Guards formed part, with the Oswego Regiment, Col. Edwin Rose.  August 25, 1861, authority was granted for the organization of the Oswego Regiment; October 11, 1861, it consisted of ten companies of minimum strength; in December Company I was consolidated with the other companies, and, a number of men discharged for various reasons; in January 1862, it was ordered to Albany, and February 6th, the men of Company C were transferred to Companies D, G and K, and those of Company E to Companies A, F and H, leaving but seven companies. 

   The Mohawk Rangers were organized at Rome; ordered to Albany in February 1862, and on the 17th, consolidated with the Oswego Regiment, forming its three vacant companies, C, E and I.  The new organization received the numerical designation given to the Oswego Regiment December 10, 1861, and Edwin Rose was appointed its Colonel.  At the expiration of its term of service, the men entitled thereto were discharged and the regiment continued in service.

   The men were recruited principally in the counties of Oswego and Oneida, and mustered in the service of the United States for three years, between December 20, 1861, and February 20, 1862.

  The regiment left the State March 5, 1862; served at Kalorama Heights, D. C. from March 7, 1862; in Palmer’s 3d, Brigade, Casey’s, lst, Division, 4th Corps, Army of Potomac, from March 13, 1862; in lst Brigade, 2d Division, same Corps, from June 1862; at Yorktown, Va., from August 1862; in lst, Naglee’s, Brigade, Peck’s Division, 4th Corps, in North Carolina, from December 1862; in lst, Heckman’s, Brigade, 2d, Naglee’s Division, 18th Corps, in South Carolina, from January 11, 1863;  in the District of Beaufort, N. C., 18th Corps, from May 1863; at Newport News, Va., from October 1863; at Portsmouth, Va., from December 1863; in the District of Currituck, Va., from February 1864; in the lst Brigade, lst Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, from April 18, 1864; in New York harbor in November 1864; in the lst Brigade, 3d Division, 24th Corps, from December 1864; and it was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Lieut.-Col. Lucius V. S. Mattison, August 31, 1865, at Fort Monroe, Va.

   During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 8 officers, 88 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 4 officers, 44 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 97 enlisted men; total, 14 officers, 229 enlisted men; aggregate, 243; of whom 3 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy; and it took part in the following engagements, etc.:

Siege of Yorktown, Va.
Williamsburg, Va.
Bottom’s Bridge, Va.
Savage Station, Va.
Fair Oaks, Va.
Chickahominy, Va.
Seven Days Battle, Va.
    White Oak Swamp Bridge
    Malvern Hill
    Carter’s Hill
Railroad Crossing of Core Creek, N. C.
Free Bridge, N. C.
Williamstown, N. C.
Chowan, N. C.
Northwest Landing, Va.
Dismal Swamp, Va.
Northwest Landing, Va.
Operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va.
    Swift Creek
    Proctor’s Creek
    Drewry’s Bluff
    Bermuda Hundred
Cold Harbor, Va.
    First Assualt
    Cold Harbor, Va.
    Second Assault
Before Petersburg and Richmond, Va.
Assualt of Petersburg, Va.
Chaffin’s Farm, Va.
Fair Oaks, 2d, Va.
Fall of Richmond, Va.

  Continue on to More History on the 81st NY



ONE HUNDRED AND TENTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY

  The Hon. Cheney Ames received, May 23, 1862, authority to recruit this regiment in the county of Oswego;  he was succeeded, July 29, 1862, by Col. DeWitt C. Littlejohn; it was organized at Oswego and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years August 25, 1862.

The companies were recruited principally:

A at Volney
B at Richland, Albion andWilliamstown
C at Orwell, Sandy Creek, Boylston and Redfield
D ar Hastings and Schroeppel
E at Mexico, New Haven and Palermo
F at Hannibal
G at Oswego, Scriba, Amboy and West Monroe
H at Oswego
I at Oswego, Schroeppel and Volney
K at Constantia, Parish, West Monroe and Amboy

   The regiment left the State August 29, 1862;  served in the Middle Department, 8th Corps, lst Brigade, lst Division, at Baltimore, Md., from August 30, 1862;  in Sherman’s Division in Louisiana, from December 1862;  in the 3d Brigade, lst , Emory’s Division, Department of the Gulf, from January 1863;  in the lst Brigade, 3d Division, 19th Corps, from February 1863;  at Fort Jefferson, Fla., from February 9, 1864; and it was honorably discharged  and mustered out, under Col. Charles Hamilton, August 28, 1865, at Albany.

  During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 5 enlisted men; died of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 9 enlisted men;  of disease and other causes, 3 officers, 192 enlisted men; total, 5 officers, 206 enlisted men;  aggregate, 211; of whom 1 enlisted man died in the hands of the enemy; and it took part in the following engagements, etc:

Operations against Port Hudson, La.
Port Bisland, La.
Franklin, La. (twice in May 1863)
Siege of Port Hudson, La.
  Second Assault
Vermillion Bayou, La.

  Continue on to More History on the 110th NY


ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY

OSWEGO REGIMENT

   Colonel Andrew S. Warner received authority, August 25, 1862, to recruit a regiment in the then 21st Senatorial District of the State;  it was organized at Oswego, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 22 and 23, 1862.  January 25, 1865, it received by transfer the veterans and recruits of the 76th Infantry not mustered out with their regiment.  June 5, 1865, the men not to be mustered out with the regiment were transferred to the 91st Infantry.

 The companies were recruited princapally:

A, B and I  at Oswego
C at Richland, Albion and Williamstown
D at Fulton, Granby and Volney
E at Sandy Creek, Redfield, Boylston and Orwell
F at Mexico, Palermo and New Haven
G at Oswego and Scriba
H at Constantia, Parish, Amboy and West Monroe
K at Oswego, Scriba and Fulton

   The regiment left the State September 25, 1862;  it served in the 2d Brigade, defenses of Washington, north of the Potomac, from September 1862;  in the Provisional Brigade, Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, from December 1862;  in the 3d Brigade, lst Division, lst Corps, from January 1863;  in the 2d Brigade, lst Division, lst Corps, from March 1863;  in the 3d Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Corps, from March 1864;  in the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, from August 1864;  in the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 5th Corps, from September 1864;  and, under Col. Francis Miller, it was honorably discharged and mustered out June 7, 1865, near Washington, D. C.

  During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 5 officers, 107 enlisted men;  of wounds received in action, 4 officers, 52 enlisted men;  of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 177 enlisted men;  total, 11 officers, 336 enlisted men;  aggregate, 347;  of whom 71 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy;  and it took part in the following engagements, etc:

Pollock’s Mill Creek, Va.
Chancellorsville, Va.
Gettysburg, Pa.
Gainsville, Haymarket, Va.
Mine Run Campaign, Va.
Wilderness, Va.
Spotsylvania Court-House, Va.
  Piney Branch Church
  Laurel Hill
  Salient
North Anna, Va.
Totopotomoy, Va.
Cold Harbor, Va.
Before Petersburg, Va.
Assault of Petersburg, Va.
Weldon Railroad, Va.
Popular Springs Church, Va.
Hatcher’s Run, Va.
Hicksford Raid, Va.


ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOURTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY

   This regiment, Col. Wardwell G. Robinson, was organized at Oswego, and mustered in the service of the United States for one year, at Elmira, September 12, 15 and 16, 1864.  The few three years’ men who were not to be mustered out with the regiment were transferred, June 27, 1865, to the 96th Infantry.

 The companies were recruited principally:

A at Volney, Granby and Granger
B at Oswego, Scriba, Georgetown, DeRuyter and New Haven
C at Hannibal, Granby and Oswego
D at Oswego, Lebanon, Eaton, DeRuyter, Fenner and Mexico
E at Volney, Granby, Clarksville and Hannibal
F at Oswego
G at Sandy Creek, Richland, Boylston and Scriba
H at Hastings, Parish and West Monroe
I at Palermo, New Haven, Mexico, Hannibal and Constantia
K at Schroeppel, Parish, West Monroe, Fenner and Richland

   Companies A, B, D and F, Major W. D. Ferguson, left the State September 12, 1864, and served in the lst Brigade, 3d Division, 6th Corps, in the Army of the Shenandoah, from September 1864;  the other companies, Colonel Robinson, left the State September 16, 1864, and served at Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James;  the regiment served in the Separate Brigade, Army of the James, at Harrison’s Landing, Company I, at Fort Pocahontas, Va., from December 1864;  and, commanded by Colonel Robinson, it was honorably discharged and mustered out June 29, 1865, at City Point, Va.

 During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 2 enlisted men;  of wounds received in action, 8 enlisted men;  of diseases and other causes, 27 enlisted men;  total, 1 officer, 37 enlisted men;  aggregate, 38;  of whom 3 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy;  and it took part in the following engagements, etc:

Before Petersburg and Richmond, Va.
Cedar Creek, Va.
Fall of Petersburg, Va.


TWENTY-FIRST INDEPENDENT BATTERY OF LIGHT ARTILLERY

 Organized at Oswego County

   This battery was organized at Oswego; recruited principally at Hastings, Oswego and Phoenix, and mustered in the service of the United States for three years at New York city, December 12, 1862.  December 20, 1864, a number of men, in excess of the maximum strength allowed, were transferred to the 26th Battery.  It left the State, under Capt. James Barnes, December 12, 1862, and served in the defenses of New Orleans, La., from January 1863; at Port Hudson, La., from July 1863; in the Reserve Artillery, 19th Corps, from July 1864; at Morganza, La., from January, 1865; in Artillery Brigade, 13th Corps, from February 1865; in 2d Brigade, 13th Corps, from May 1865.

   The battery, commanded by Captain Barnes, was honorably discharged and mustered out, September 8, 1865, at Syracuse, having during its service lost by death, of wounds received in action, 2 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 30 enlisted men; total, 1 officer, 32 enlisted men; aggregate, 33; of whom 1 enlisted man died in the hands of the enemy; and taken part in the following engagements, etc:

     Amite River, Civiques Ferry, La.
     Siege of Port Hudson, La.
         First Assault      May 27, 1863
         Second Assualt  June 14, 1864
     Plain Store, Ala.
     Morganza, La.
     Morgan’s Ferry, La.
     Simsport, La.
     Spanish Fort, Ala.
     Mobile, Ala.


TWENTY-FOURTH REGIMENT OF CAVALRY

   August 25, 1863, Col. William C. Raulston, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel, 81st N.Y. Volunteers, received authority to reorganize the 24th Volunteer Infantry, then discharged by reason of the expiration of its term of service.  September 25, 1863, this authority was modified to read that a regiment of cavalry, this, the 24th, should be organized.  The regiment was organized accordingly at Auburn, and its companies were mustered in the service of the United States for three years, A, C, D and E, December 28, 1863;  B, F, G, H and I, January 7;  K and L, January 19, and M, January 26, 1864.

The companies were recruited principally:

A at Fulton and Phoenix
B at Utica, Auburn and Springfield
C at Oswego, Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Auburn and Volney
D at Buffalo, Southport, Baldwin, Orange, Elmira and Catlin
E at Oswego, Scriba, Hastings, Hannibal, Orwell and Parish
F at Buffalo, Taberg, Oswego, Rome and Utica
G at Orwell, Sandy Creek, Amboy, Oswego, New Haven and Lorraine
H at Rochester, Mt. Morris and Canandaigua
I at Oswego, Fulton, Parish, Palermo and Hastings
K at Syracuse, Onondaga, Oswego and Buffalo
L at Canandaigua, Auburn, Rochester, Mt. Morris, Rome and Utica
M at Buffalo, Auburn, Utica, Syracuse and Onondaga

   The regiment left the State February 23, 1864, and served, dismounted, near Washington, D. C., in the 22d Corps from February, 1864; in Marshall’s Provisional Brigade, 9th Corps, from May 5, 1864; in the same brigade, lst Division, 9th Corps, from May 12, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps, Army of Potomac, from June 11, 1864;  in the 2d Brigade, lst Division, 9th Corps, from September, 1864;  mounted in the lst Brigade, 2d Division, Cavalry, Army of Potomac, from October 20, 1864; in lst Brigade, lst Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Potomac, from May 1865.

   Colonel William C. Raulston was captured by the enemy September 30, 1864; in an attempt to escape, of which he was the leader, he was shot, December 10, 1864, by a Confederate sentinel at Danville, Va., and from the effects of this wound died December 15, 1864.

   Under the command of Col. Walter C. Newberry the regiment was consolidated, company with corresponding company, with the 10th N. Y. Volunteer Cavalry at Cloud’s Mills, Va., July 10, 1865;  the new organization receiving the designation “lst Provisional Regiment N. Y. Volunteer Cavaly.”

   During its term of service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 72 enlisted men;  of wounds received in action, 6 officers, 40 enlisted men;  of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 133 enlisted men;  total, 8 officers, 245 enlisted men;  aggregate, 253;  of whom1 officer and 30 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy;  and it,  or portions of it, took part in the following engagements, etc.:

Wilderness, Va.
Spottsylvania, Va.
  Salient
  Landron House
  Guinea Station
North Anna, Va.
Totopotomoy, Va.
Cold Harbor, Va.
  Bethesda Church
Before Petersburg, Va.
Assault of Petersburg, Va.
Mine Explosion, Va.
Weldon Railroad, Va.
Popular Springs Church, Va
Pebbles Farm, Weldon Railroad, Va.
Hatcher’s Run, Va.
Prince George Court House, Va.
Stoney Creek Station, Va.
Hicks Ford Raid, Va.
  Three Creeks, Va.
  Halifax Road, Va.
Near Lee’s Mills, Va.
Hatcher’s Run, Va.
Appomattox Campaign, Va.
   Dinwiddie Court-House
   Five Forks
   Fall of Petersburg
   Paine’s Cross Roads
   Amelia Springs
   Deatonsville Road
   Sailor’s Creek
   Farmville
   Pamplin Station
   Appomattox Court House


TWENTY-FOURTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY
Oswego County Regiment
" Iron Brigade"

     This regiment, Col. Timothy Sullivan, was accepted by the State May 17, 1861, organized at Elmira, and there mustered in the service of the United States, for two years, July 2, 1861, to date from May 17, 1861. Its three years' men were, in May, 1863, transferred to the 76th N. Y. Volunteers.

     The companies were recruited principally: A, B, C, F and I at Oswego; D at Parish; E and H at Fulton; G at Sandy Creek; and K at Belleville; the men were from Oswego county, except those of Company K, who were from Jefferson county.

     The regiment left the State July 2, 1861; served at or near Washington, D C., from July 3, 1861; in Keyes' Brigade, Division of Potomac, from August 4, 1861; in same brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, from October 15, 1861; in Augur's Brigade, same division, from January, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 3d, King's, Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862; in same brigade and division, Department of Rappahannock, Va., from May, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3d Corps, Army of Virginia, from June 26, 1862; in the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 12, 1862; and it was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Col. Samuel R. Beardsley, May 20, 1863, at Elmira.

     Colonel Wm. C. Raulston received authority, August 25, 1863, to reorganize the regiment for three years' service; September 25, 1863, the authority was modified to reorganize it as the 24th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteer Cavalry.

     During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 5 officers, 63 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 22 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 30 enlisted men; total, 7 officers, 115 enlisted men; aggregate, 122; of whom 2 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy; and it took part in the following engagements, etc.:

   1861
Near Bailey's Cross Roads, Va.,  July 25, 1861
Near Falls' Church, Va.  Oct. 8, 1861
    1862.
Falmouth,Va April 17-18, 1862 
Massaponax, Va.  Aug. 6, 1862 
Gen. Pope's Campaign, Va.  Aug. 16, 1862 - 
        Sept. 2, 1862
  Rappahannock River Aug. 22, 1862 
  Sulphur Springs  Aug. 26, 1862
  Gainesville Aug. 28, 1862 
  Groveton Aug. 29, 1862 
  Bull Run Aug. 30, 1862 
  Little River Turnpike     Sept. 1, 1862 
South Mountain, Md  Sept. 14, 1862 
Antietam, Md   Sept. 17, 1862 
Fredericksburg, Va Dec. 11-15, 1862
    1863.
 Pollock's Mill Creek, Va April 29 - 
          May 2, 1863
 Chancellorsville, Va    May   2-3, 1863 

Contributed by Sue Wilson, whose 3rd g-grandfather, was Col. Samuel R. Beardsley, of the 24th NY Inf.   My Samuel Raymond Beardsley, died in 1863, near Stevenburg, VA from an illness contracted during the CW.  He was also Mayor, and his father, Levi Beardsley, was the first city attorney, I believe. 


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