The Civil War in the East

153rd New York Infantry Regiment

The 153rd New York Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 38 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 10 oficers and 122 enlisted men wounded and 1 officer and 160 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at Fonda, N.Y.

October 17

Mustered in under Colonel Duncan McMartin, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Armstrong and Major Edwin P. Davis

October 18

Left State for Washington, D.C.


Guard and police duty at Alexandria, Va., and at Washington, D.C. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington and then District of Alexandria, Defenses of Washington


February 18

Lt. Colonel Armstrong discharged

April 21

Colonel McMartin discharged for disability and Major Davis promoted to colonel

May 1

Captain William Printup of Company C promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Alexander Strain of Company G promoted to major


Attached to Martindale's Command, Garrison of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps

November 17

Lt. Colonel Printup discharged for disability

December 4

Major Strain promoted to lieutenant colonel



Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps

March 1

Adjutant Stephen Sammons promoted to major

March 10-May 22

Red River Campaign

March 14-26

Advance from Franklin to Alexandria

April 8

Battle of Sabine Cross Roads

April 9

Pleasant Hill

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 24 wounded and 4 missing

April 23

Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing

April 26-May 13

At Alexandria

May 13-20

Retreat to Morganza

May 16

Mansura and Avoyelle's Prairie


Duty at Morganza

July 1-12

Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., then to Washington, D.C.

July 12-13

Repulse of Early's attack on Washington

July 14-23

Snicker's Gap Expedition


Attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

August 7-November 28

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign

August 27

Major Sammons discharged and Captain Jacob Klock of Company E promoted to major

September 19

Battle of Winchester

Major Jacob Klock and 18 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Captains John De Wandelaer and John Lassell, Lieutenants Hiram Argersinger and Cornelius Burns and 47 enlisted men wounded

September 22

Fisher's Hill

the regiment lost 3 enlisted men wounded

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

The regiment lost 16 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Colonel Strain, Lieutenants George Hodges, James Veeder, 3 other officers and 48 enlisted men wounded, and 10 men missing


Duty at Middletown, Newtown and Stephenson's Depot

December 3

Captain George McLaughlin of Company H promoted to major


January 4

Lt. Colonel Strain discharged for disability from his Cedar Creek wounds at hospital in Annapolis, Maryland


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah

February 2

Major McLaughlin promoted to lieutenant colonel

February 8

Captain Charles Putman of Company C promoted to major

April 5

Moved to Washington, D.C.Attached to 2nd Brigade, Dwight's Division, Dept. of Washington

May 23-24

Grand Review


Ordered to Savannah, Ga. and duty in the Dept. of Georgia

September 9

Major Putman died of typhoid fever at Savannah

September 19

Adjutant Abram Davis promoted to major but not mustered

October 2

Mustered out at Savannah, Ga. under Colonel Davis, Lt. Colonel McLaughlin

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