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35th New York Infantry

"Jefferson County Regiment"
Organized: Elmira, NY; mustered in 7/10/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Elmira, NY 6/5/1863

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Newton B Lord

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - First (I) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, I Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps


Unit history

Raised in Jefferson County, the Companies of the Regiment were organized at Elmira in June 1861, and mustered intoo Federal Service for 2 years on July 10th. Officers elected were William C. Brown, Colonel, Stephen L. Potter Lieutenant Colonel, and Newton B. Lord Major.

They served their first year in active service in building and manning defenses of Washington DC. They were first in action on the Second Manassas campaign in late August 1862 . They were significantly engaged at Manassas.

On the Antietam Campaign

The 35th were deployed as skirmishers at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, September 14th, and were not strongly engaged.

With the rest of the Brigade they advanced along the West side of the Hagerstown Pike early on the 17th in close support of BGen Gibbon's 4th 'Black Hat' Brigade. They were in heavy combat near the Dunkard Church.

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 32; Wounded (WIA): 43;

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #13: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #2: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #3: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #5: Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #110: Patrick's Brigade, Doubleday's Division - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

After the Antietam Campaign

The Regiment was also in action at Fredericksburg (VA) in December 1862, but had light duty after that until mustering out of service at the expiration of their two-year term in June 1863.

More on the Web

See a more detailed history and narratives of the Regiment's battle experience from Evert's History of Jefferson County, transcribed online by Shirley Farone, one of our prime sources here. Summary service data from Phisterer is hosted online at the New York State Military Museum.

We have 11 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
CPvtBrown, Mathew William        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CPvtHay, Roswell Died   11/13     We have some details for this person
CPvtSpringer, Charles KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DSgtBuxton, John W.WIA   09/17
DPvtChadwick, John WIA   09/17
DPvtGeiner, Frederick Died   09/26     We have some details for this person
DPvtMerritt, Richard KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
FPvtWalden, Charles L.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtMcllvan, William Died   10/07     We have some details for this person
KPvtBroadbent, Julius KIA   09/17
F&SColLord, Newton B        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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