The Civil War in the East

9th New York State Militia - 83rd New York Infantry Regiment

 

The 83rd Regiment lost 9 officers and 147 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 86 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 83rd New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg

1861

 

Volunteered for three years' service.

May 27

Left New York City for Washington, D.C. under Colonel John W. Stiles, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Halleck and Major William Atterbury

June 8

Mustered in at Washington

June 10

Attached to Stone's Command

June 10-July 7

Rockville Expedition

July 4

Harper's Ferry

The regiment lost 2 men killed and 2 men wounded.

July 7

Duty on the Upper Potomac attached to Stone's Brigade, Patterson's Army

August 17

Attached to Stile's Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac

1862

January 7

Major Atterbury promoted to lieutenant colonel

March

Operations in the Shenandoah Valley attached to Abercrombie's 2nd Brigade, Williams' 1st Division, Banks' 5th Corps

March 12

Occupation of Winchester

March 24-April 27

Pursuit of and operations against Jackson

April

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah

April 6 and 16

Near Warrenton Junction

April 18

Reconnaissance to Rappahannock River and North Fork and Rappahannock Crossing

May

Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock

June to September

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia

August 9

Battle of Cedar Mountain

The regiment lost 1 man killed.

August 20-23

Fords of the Rappahannock

August 28

Thoroughfare Gap

August 29

Battle of Groveton

August 30

Bull Run

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Stiles and lost 15 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 39 men missing.

September 1

Chantilly

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.

September 14

Battle of South Mountain

The regiment lost 2 enisted men wounded and 5 missing.

September 16-17

Antietam

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William Atterbury. It lost 24 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 87 men wounded.

September 30

Lieutenant Colonel William Atterbury was discharged.

September-October

At Sharpsburg

October 30-November 19

Movement to Falmouth, Va

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A. Moesch. It lost 3 officers and 32 men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 88 men wounded.

December

At Falmouth

1863

January 1863

Colonel Stiles was forced to resign his command due to illness.

January 20-24

"Mud March"

January-April

At Falmouth

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 3

Operations about Fitzhugh's Crossing

May 3-5

Battle of Chancellorsville. Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph A. Moesch. It brought 215 men to the field, losing 2 officers and 4 enlisted men killed, 2 men mortally wounded, 3 officers and 13 men wounded and 58 missing.

 

From the monument: "Engaged on this ground July 1st 1863, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. assisting in capture of Iverson's N.C. Brigade, C.S.A."

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.

August-September

Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 26-
December 2

Mine Run Campaign

The regiment lost 1 man wounded and 29 men missing.

December

Duty on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad

1864

February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan

March

Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

May 9

Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps

May 3-June 7

Campaign from the Rapidan

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost Colonel Joseph A. Moesch and 29 men killed or mortally wounded, 73 men wounded and 1 officer and 10 men wounded.

May 8

Laurel Hill

May 8-12

Spottsylvania

May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

The regiment lost 3 officers and 37 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 6 officers and 76 men wounded, and 5 men missing.

May 12

Assault on the Salient

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 25

Jericho Ford

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31

Totopotomoy

the regiment lost 1 man killed and 4 wounded

May 30

Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

June 1-7

Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 5 men killed and mortally wounded.

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 7

Relieved and ordered to the rear for muster out. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 97th New York Infantry

June 23

Mustered out of Federal service at New York City under Lieutenant Colonel William Chalmers and became the 9th New York National Guard




 
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