The Civil War in the East

55th New York Infantry Regiment "Garde De Lafayette"

The 55th New York Infantry Regiment lost 33 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 29 enlisted men to disease.

 

1861

 

Organized at New York City

August 28

Mustered in at New Dorp, Staten Island under Colonel Baron Regis De Trobriand, Lieutenant Colonel Louis Thourot and Major Francis Jehl

August 31

Left State for Washington, D.C.

September - October

Duty at Fort Gaines, Md. in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. Attached to Peck's Brigade, Buell's Division, Army of the Potomac

1862

March

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

March 11-15

March to Prospect Hill, Va.

March 28

Moved to the Peninsula, Virginia

April 5-May 4

Siege of Yorktown

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded

May 5

Battle of Williamsburg

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 12 wounded

May 20-23

Operations about Bottom's Bridge

May 31-June 1

Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks)

The regiment lost 25 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and Captain Louis de Masure and Lieutenants Joseph Arnould, Lehman Israels, 2 other officers and 73 enlisted men wounded

June 25-July 1

Seven days before Richmond

June 28

Fair Oaks

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 1 officer wounded

July 1

Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 32 enlisted men wounded

July

At Harrison's Landing

August 13

Lieutenant Colonel Thourot discharged

August 16-29

Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville

September

Duty in the Defenses of Washington attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps

The regiment was consolidated into a battalion of four companies

October-November

Movement to Falmouth, Va. attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men wounded

December 21

Consolidated with 38th New York Infantry as Companies G, H, I and K. Colonel De Trobriand transferred to 38th New York Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel William King transferred from 34th New York Infantry




 
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