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98th Regiment, New York Infantry

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98th Regiment, New York Infantry

Nicknames: Malone And Lyons Regiment; Wayne County Regiment; Franklin's Own

Camp Flag: https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/btlflags/infantry/98thInfCamp.htm

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912. This regiment, Col. William Dutton, was organized at Albany, February 5, 1862, by the consolidation of two incomplete, the Lyons and the Malone, regiments. The eight companies of the latter were consolidated into seven, and formed Companies A, B, C, D, E, G and H; the five of the former, consolidated into three, formed Companies F, I and K of the new regiment. The companies of the Malone Regiment were mustered in the service of the United States for three years, at Malone, February 6, 1862; those of the Lyons Regiment at Lyons, February 1, 1862. At the expiration of its term of enlistment, the men entitled thereto were discharged and the regiment retained in service. June 19, 1865, the men of the 139th Infantry, not discharged with it, were assigned to this regiment. The companies were recruited principally: A, B, C and E at Malone; D and G at Bangor; H at Fort Covington; F, K and I at Lyons. The 34th Militia formed the nucleus of the regiment, which contained, also, a few St. Regis Indians. The regiment left the State March 8, 1862; served in Palmer's, 3d, Brigade,, Casey's, 3d, Division, 4th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 4th Corps, from June, 1862; in 1st, Naglee's, Brigade, Peck's. Division, 4th Corps, from July, 1862; at Yorktown, Va., from August, 1862; in Naglee's Brigade, 1st Division, Department of North Carolina, from December, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 18th Corps, in South Carolina, from January 11, 1863; in the District of Beaufort, N. C., from May, 1863; at Newport News, Va. from October, 1863; at Portsmouth, Va., from November, 1863; in the District of Currituck, Va., from December, 1863; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Corps, Army of the James, from April, 1864; in New York harbor, in November, 1864; in the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 24th Corps, from December, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, 3d Division, 24th Corps, from June, 1865; and it was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Col. William Kreutzer, August 31, 1865, at Richmond, Va. During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 2 officers, 61 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 37 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 4 officers, 132 enlisted men; total, 8 officers, 230 enlisted men; aggregate, 238; of whom 22 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II. Ninety-eighth Infantry. Cols., William Dutton, Charles Dur-kee, Frederick M. Wead, William Kreutzer; Lieut.-Cols., Charles Dur-kee, Frederick M. Wead, William Kreutzer, William H. Rogers; Majs., Albon Manrn, George H. Clark, William Hunt Rogers, Albert C. Wells. The p8th, the Wayne county regiment, was re-cruited mainly in Wayne county and mustered into the U. S. service at Malone and Lyons in Feb., 1862, for a three years' term. It left for Washington on March 8; was assigned to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 4th corps, with which it embarked for the Peninsula; was present at the siege of Yorktown and the battles of Williams-burg and Savage Station, but was not closely engaged until the battle of Fair Oaks, where the total loss of the regiment was 71 killed, wounded or missing. It was held in reserve during the Seven Days' battles and stationed at Yorktown at the time of the second battle of Bull Run. Assigned to the Department of North Carolina in Dec., 1862, it became a part of the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 18th corps in Jan., 1863, and served until the following October at various posts held by that corps. Returning to Virginia, it served un-til April, 1864, at Newport News, Portsmouth and in the Currituck district, and was then attached to the 1st brigade, 1st division, 18th corps, until the organization of the 24th corps in December, when it became a part of the 3d division of that corps, with which it remained during the war. It was engaged at Swift creek and Proc-tor's creek, Drewry's bluff and Bermuda Hundred, in May, 1864; joined the Army of the Potomac before Cold Harbor and there lost 114 in killed, wounded and missing; was active in the battles at Fort Harrison, Fair Oaks, and in the final assault on the Petersburg works, April 2, 1865. The regiment was mustered out on Aug. 31, 1865, at Richmond, having lost 102 by death from wounds and 136 by death from accident, imprisonment or disease. From. June 19, 1865, the 139th N. Y. served with the 98th.

98th Regiment, New York Infantry

Overview:Organized (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D," "E," "G" and "H") at Malone, N. Y., and (Cos. "F," "I" and "K") at Lyons, N. Y., January 25-February 8, 1862. Organization completed at Albany, N. Y. Left State for Washington, D. C., March 8, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Naglee's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to October, 1863. Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. District of the Currituck, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, Heckman's Division, 18th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 2nd Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

Service:Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 28, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Reconnoissance toward Lee's Mills April 29. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 21-23. Reconnoissance to Seven Pines May 24-27. Chickahominy, near Savage Station, and Seven Pines May 24. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. White Oak Swamp June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe August 16-23, and duty there till September 18. Duty at Yorktown till December. Moved to Morehead City, N. C., December 25-January 1, 1863. At Carolina City till January 21. Moved to Port Royal Harbor, S. C., January 28-31. At St. Helena Island, S. C., February 10-April 3. Expedition against Charleston, S. C., April 3-11. Moved to New Berne, N. C., April 12-15. Expedition to relief of Little Washington April 17-21. Duty in the District of Beaufort, N. C., till October. Moved to Newport News, Va., October 16-18, and duty there till December. At Portsmouth, Va., and in the District of the Currituck till February, 1864. Veterans on furlough March-April. Moved to Yorktown, Va., April 26. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 3-28. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 8-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-28. 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 the trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front till September 27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28. Detached for duty in New York during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17. Duty in trenches north of James and before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Provost duty in Richmond and in the Dept. of Virginia till August. Mustered out at Richmond, Va., August 31, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 132 Enlisted men by disease. Total 235. [1]


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