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2nd New York Mounted Rifles, (US Civil War)

2nd New York Mounted Rifles, (US Civil War)

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2nd Mounted Rifles Regiment Civil War Governor's Guard

2nd Mounted Rifles Regiment Civil War Governor's Guard

History:

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Left the State: March 1864 Mustered out: August 10,1865

July 2, 1863, Col. John Fisk received authority to recruit a regiment of infantry; August 24, 1863, this authority was modified, making the organization to be recruited a regiment of mounted rifles. It was organized at Lockport and Buffalo, and the companies were mustered in the service of the United States for three years: at Lockport A and I October 31 and November 2, 1863, respectively; at Fort Porter, Buffalo, B, C, D, E and L January 12th, 26th, 27th, 29th and 25th, respectively; F and G February 5, and H, K and M February 4, 6 and 13, 1864, respectively.

The companies were recruited principally: A at Lockport, Buffalo, Batavia and Ridge-way; B at Caneadea, Centerville, Farmersville, Eagle, Gainesville, Hume, Rushford, Pike and Lockport; C at Lockport, Niagara, Royalton, Attica, Cambria, Tonawanda, Buffalo, Java and Warsaw; D at Buffalo, Collins, Tonawanda and Clarence; E at Buffalo, Lockport, Carlton, Wilson, Cambria and Newfane; F at Lockport, Arcadia, Lyons, Buffalo, Grand Island and Palmyra; G at Thompson, Monticello, Bethel, Callicoon, Liberty and Fallsburgh; H at Buffalo, Amherst, Colden, Grand Island, New Hudson and Tonawanda; I at Lockport, Buffalo and Lewiston; K at Buffalo, Grand Island, Orangeville, Amherst, Tonawanda and Warsaw; L at Barre, Carlton, Gaines, Java, Kendall, Ridgeway and Shelby; and M at Buffalo, Batavia, Danube, Attica, Little Falls, Mannheim, Middlefield, Jordan and Prattsburgh.

The regiment left the State in March, 1864, and served as infantry at and near Washington, D. C., in 22d Corps; in the Provisional Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, from May 15, 1864; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 9th Corps, Army of Potomac, from June 11, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 9th Corps, from September, 1864; mounted in the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, Cavalry, Army of Potomac, from November 16, 1864; in Department of Virginia, from May, 1865.

Commanded by Lieut.-Col. Joseph H. Wood, the regiment was honorably discharged and mustered out, August 10, 1865, at Petersburg, Va., having during its service lost by death, killed in action, 7 officers, 67 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 29 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 112 enlisted men; total, 10 officers, 208 enlisted men; aggregate, 218; of whom 20 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

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