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89th Regiment, New York Infantry, United States Civil War

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Date: 4 Dec 1861 to 3 Aug 1865
Location: Elmira, Chemung, New York, United Statesmap
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History of 89th New York Regiment

Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in December 4, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., December 6, 1861. Attached to Provisional Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1861. Williams' Brigade, Burnside's North Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 4th Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. Alvord's Brigade, Vodges' Division, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Folly Island, S. C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Gordon'S Division, Northern District, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to May, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

SERVICE: Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till January, 1862. Expedition to Hatteras Inlet, N. C., January 6-13, and duty there till March 2. Moved to Roanoke Island, N. C., March 2, and duty there till June 18. Battle of Camden, South Mills, April 19. Expedition to New Berne June 18-July 2. Moved to Newport News, Va., July 4-6; thence to Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg, Va., August 2-7, and duty there till August 30. Moved to Brooks' Station, thence to Washington, D. C., August 31-September 5. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty in Pleasant Valley till October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 9; thence to Norfolk and Suffolk March 14. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Battery Huger, Hill's Point, April 18-19. Near Suffolk April 19. Providence Church Road May 3. Reconnoissance across the Nansemond May 4. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Expedition from White House to South Anna River July 1-7. Ordered to Folly Island, S. C., July. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S. C., and against Fort Sumpter and Charleston August 14-September 7. Bombardment of Fort Sumpter August 17-23. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Operations against Charleston and duty on Morris and Folly Islands, S. C., till April, 1864. Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April, 1864. Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point May 5. Port Walthall May 7. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16, Bermuda Hundred May 16-27. Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor May 27-31. Battles about Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda front till September 27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches before Richmond on north side of the James till March, 1865. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg April 2. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty in the Department of Virginia till August. Mustered out August 3, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 89 Enlisted men killed and mortally bounded and 159 Enlisted men by disease. Total 254.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.

Company A - principally recruited at (Havana), Schuyler County

Company B - principally recruited at (Binghamton), Broome County

Company C - principally recruited at (Mount Morris), Livingston County

Company D - principally recruited at (Rochester), Monroe County

Company E - principally recruited at (Norwich and Oxford), Chenango County

Company F - principally recruited at (Whitney's Point), Broome County

Company G - principally recruited at (Windsor), Broome County

Company H - principally recruited at (Binghamton), Broome County

Company I - principally recruited at (Delhi), Delaware County

Company K - principally recruited at (Corbettsville), Broome County[2]

See: the 89th New York Regt ROSTER

See: MusterRoll

This page is part of the the US Civil War: War Between the States Project.

Research Notes

There are, fortunately, quite a few web sites about this Union regiment but a few basic facts about the regiment are:

  • The 86th New York Infantry Regiment; also called the "Dickinson Guard" was formed, in Elmira, NY, August 29, 1861.
  • The 89th New York Infantry mustered out of service on August 3, 1865.

Rather than trying to compile all the information and sources from the various sites where information about the unit can be found. The following is a list of links to sites about the unit:

at the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center

at Wikipedia

at Civil War in the East

at Rootsweb


  1. https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UNY0089RI
  2. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/89th_Regiment,_New_York_Infantry

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