The Civil War in the East

29th New York Infantry Regiment "Astor Rifles" "1st German Infantry"

The 29th New York Infantry lost 2 officers and 40 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 21 enlisted men to disease.


Timeline of the 29th New York Infantry Regiment


Organized at New York City

June 6, 1861

Thirty-five officers and 745 men mustered in to two years United States service under Colonel Adolph von Steinwehr, Lieutenant Colonel Clemens Soest and Major Louis Livingston. The regiment was armed with Model 1840 smoothbore percussion muskets and supplied with tents and equipment.

June 21

Left State for Washington, D.C. by rail through Jersey City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Attached to Blenker's Brigade, Miles' Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia

June 23

Arrived in Washington at Camp Dorsheimer

July 9

Mpved to Arlington Heights

July 13

Marched to Alexandria

July 16-21

Advance on Manassas, Va.

July 17

March past Relay House

July 18

Marched seven miles and camped near Centerville Road

July 19

To Centerville

July 20

On outpost duty past Centerville

July 21

Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed, 1 officer and 8 enlisted men wounded, and 35 enlisted men missing or capture. A company of the 29th took the abandoned guns of Captain Varian's battery, whose enlistment had expired on the eve of the battle, fought the guns, and returned with them to Washington. The company was permanently detached from the regiment, becoming the First New York Independent Battery.

July 23

Returned to Washington and quartered in the Caspari House

July 26

Recrossed Potomac and moved to Roach's Mills


Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Blenker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac. Construction of Forts Blenker, Cameron and Scott


Attached to Blenker's Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac

October 12

To Munson's Hill

October 26

To Baily's Farm

November 1

To Baily's Cross Roads

November 10

To winter quarters at Camp Hunter's Chapel

January, 1862

Attached to 2nd Brigade, Blenker's Division, Army of the Potomac

January 18

The regiment's smoothbore muskets were replaced with Model 1861 Springfield rifled muskets

March 14

Attached to 2nd Brigade, Blenker's 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

March 15

Marched to Fairfax Court House

March 24

To Centerville

March 25

To Manassas Junction

March 26

To Turkey River

March 27

To Warrenton Junction

April 5-18

Movement to Winchester, Va. and attached to 2nd Brigade, Blenker's Division, Dept. of the Mountains

April 6

To Warrenton

April 7

To Salem


Operations in the Shenandoah Valley

April 11

To Paris via Piedmont and Upperville and picketed Blue Ridge

April 15

To Lake's House via Upperville

April 16

To Snickersville and Snicker's Ferry

April 17

Crossed the Shenandoah and moved to Perrysville and Opequon Hill

May 5

Captain Louis Hartmann of Company A promoted to major

May 6

To Black Creek via Winchester

May 7

To Hanging Rock

May 8

To Romney

May 9

To Burlington

May 10 - 11

To Petersburg

May 12 -13

To Franklin

May 25 - 26

Returned to Petersburg

May 27

To Moorfield

May 30

To Martinsville

May 31

Near Strasburg

June 1

Attacked by Confederates

June 2 - 3

To Woodstock

June 4

To Edenburg

June 5

To Ockersetstown and Mount Jackson

June 6

To New Market

June 7

Near Harrisonburg

June 8

Battle of Cross Keys

The regiment lost 1 officer and 1 enlisted man wounded and 6 enlisted men missing or captured

June 9

Advanced as skirmishers. Major Hartmann promoted to lieutenant colonel.

June 10

Returned to Harrisonburg

June 11

To New Market

June 12

To Mount Jackson

June 20

To Woodstock

June 21 - 22

To Strasburg and camped behind the fortifications

June 24

To Cedar Creek

June 25

Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia

June 30

Lieutenant Colonel Soest promoted to colonel with rank from June 9

July 2

Colonel Von Steinwehr discharged for promotion to brigadier general of volunteers

July 7 to August 8

At Sperryville

July 8

To Front Royal

July 9

To Milford

July 10

To Thornton's Gap camping near Schenk's Farm

August 8

To Sperryville

August 9

To Culpeper

August 10 - 11

To Cedar Mountain

August 19

Returned to Culpeper

August 20

To Sulphur Springs

August 21

To Catlett's Station

August 22

To Rappahannock Station

August 23

To Sulphur Springs

August 24

Sulphur Springs

The regiment destroyed the bridge

August 25

To Waterloo

August 26

To Warenton

August 27

To New Baltimore

August 28

To Gainsville

August 29

Battle of Groveton

The regiment was detached from the brigade and attached to General Schuz's Division. It lost 1 officer and 25 enisted men killed or mortally wounded and 61 wounded

August 30

Second Battle of Bull Run

The regiment rejoined its brigade and lost 6 men killed or mortally wounded, 26 wounded and 1 officer and 20 enlisted men missing or captured

September 1

Marched to Fairfax Court House

September 2

To Chain Bridge


Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 10

To Miner's Hill, near Fall's Church

September 23

To Bailey's Cross Roads

September 25

To Fairfax Court House

November 2

Moved to Centreville

November 3

To Hay Market

November 7

To New Baltimore

November 9

To Thorofare Gap

November 17

Returned to Hay Market

November 18

To Bull Run

November 19

To Centerville and Germantown

December 10-16

Moved to support of Burnside at Fredericksburg, Va.

December 10

To Fairfax Station

December 11

To Wolf's Run Shoals and Occoquan Hill

December 12

To Dumfries

December 14

To Stafford Court House

December 15

To Rappahannock

December 16

To Falmouth

January 20-24, 1863

"Mud March"


In winter quarters at Stafford Court House

March 24

Captain Alexander Von Schleumbach of Company I promoted to major

April 13

Marched to Hartwood Church. Colonel Soest resigns.

April 14

To Kelly's Ford; detached to guard railroad bridge

April 18

Returned to Kelly's Ford

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 28

Detached and stationed on the Rappahannock to guard pontoons

April 29 - 30

To Chancellorsville

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Colonel Hartmann, 3 other officers and 45 enlisted men wounded, and 1 officer and 38 enlisted men missing or captured.

May 6

Recrossed the Rappahannock

May 7

Returned to winter camp at Stafford COurt House

May 9

Lieutenant Colonel Hartmann was promoted to colonel and Major Von Schleumback to lieutenant colonel but neither were mustered

June 2

Left camp for Aquia Creek

June 3

Arrived in Washington and entrained for New York

June 4

Arrived New York

June 20, 1863

Mustered out, expiration of term, under Lieutenant Colonel Hartmann and Major Von Schleumback. Three years' men consolidated into Independent Company 29th New York Infantry, with provost duty at Headquarters 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Cumberland to April 19. 1864, when transferred to 68th Regiment New York Infantry.