The Civil War in the East

168th New York Infantry Regiment "19th New York State Militia"

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 11 oficers and 36 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at Newburg, N.Y. from the 19th New York Militia

January 23

Nine companies mustered in for nine months service under Colonel William R. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel James Low and Major George Waller

February 11

Company I mustered in

February 12

Left State for Baltimore, Md. then moved to Norfolk, Va. Garrison duty at Yorktown, Va. attached to Busteed's Independent Brigade, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia


Attached to King's Independent Brigade, 4th Army Corps

May 9

Major Waller dismissed

June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign; attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps

June 5

Walkerton, Virginia

Private William Avery was killed killed, 5 enlisted men were wounded and 2 missing

June 9

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded

July 9

Ordered to Washington, D.C. then to Funkstown, Md.

July 14

Joined 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac at Hagerstown, Md.

July 14-24

Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.


Guard duty along Orange & Alexandria Railroad

October 31

Mustered out under Colonel Brown, Lt. Colonel Low

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