(1839 - 1918)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Maryland Infantry
He enlisted as Private in Company F, 7th New York Militia on 17 April 1861 in New York City. He mustered as First Lieutenant, Company G, 5th New York Infantry (his father Abram's unit) on 9 May 1861 and was promoted to Captain on 8 September 1861. He resigned effective 24 September 1861 to accept appointment on that date as Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Maryland Infantry.
On the Campaign
He led the Regiment in assault on the Rohrbach (Burnside) Bridge on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
He resigned his commission on 22 September 1862.
After the War
He was honored by brevets to Colonel and Brigadier General, USV on 13 March 1865 for gallant and meritorious service.
References & notes
More on the Web
See an excellent post about Duryée and his time with the Second Maryland Infantry from Tim Orr on his Tales from the Army of the Potomac.
03/07/1839; New York City, NY
05/25/1918 Los Angeles, CA; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg. MD
1 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 2, pg. 1760 [AotW citation 12943]
2 Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, pg. 73 [AotW citation 12944]
3 Uriguen, Mikel, Photo Gallery (Generals and Brevet Generals), Generals of the Civil War, Published c. 1998, first accessed 01 January 1998, <http://www.generalsandbrevets.com/> [AotW citation 23976]