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Schenectady in the Civil War: Eighteenth Regiment of Infantry — (New York State Rifles; Riflemen )

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[This information is from Chapter XXV, pp. 331-346 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this project. The names of the soldiers are in the order they were in the book.]

This regiment, Col. William A. Jackson, was accepted by the state and received its numerical designation May 13, 1861; organized at Albany, and there mustered in the service of the United States for two years May 17, 1861. May 18, 1863 the three years' men of the regiment were transferred to the 121st N. Y. Vols.

The companies were recruited principally: A and E at Schenectady; B, F, H and I at Albany and immediate vicinity; C at Fishkill; D (Walkill Guards) at Middletown and in Sullivan county; G at Canandaigua, and K at Ogdensburgh.

The regiment left the state June 19th, 1861; served at Washington, D. C., from June 21st, 1861; in Second Brigade, Fifth Division, Army N. E., Va., from July 13th, 1861; in Franklin's Brigade, Division of Potomac, from August 4th, 1861; in Newton's Brigade, Franklin's Division, A. P., from October 15th, 1861; in Third Brigade, First Division, First Corps, A. P., from March 13th, 1862; in the Third Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps, A. P., from May, 1862 and commanded by Colonel George R. Myers, was honorably discharged and mustered out at Albany May 28th, 1863.

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 3 officers, 28 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 7 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 1 officer, 35 enlisted men; total, 5 officers, 70 enlisted men; aggregate, 75; of whom 3 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy; and it took part in the following engagements, etc: Braddock Road, Va., July 16; Fairfax Station, Va., July 17; Blackburn's Ford, Va., July 18; Bull Run, Va., July 21; Munson's Hill, Va., August 28 and November 16; Springfield Station, Va., December 4, 1861; Union Mills, Va., March 12; West Point, Va., May 7; Seven Days' Battle, Va., June 25 to July 2; Burke's Station, Va., August 28; Crampton Pass, Md., September 14; Antietam, Md., September 17; Fredericksburg, Va., December 11-15, 1862; Franklin's Crossing, Va., April 29 to May 2; Marye's Heights and Salem Church, Va., May 3-4, 1863.

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