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Federal Regiment

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:
  Newton B Lord
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: not known
  Killed in Action (KIA): 32
  Wounded (WIA): 43

Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
   Detail Map #2: Hood's Division Retakes the Cornfield
   Detail Map #3: Mansfield's XII Corps Attacks Into the Cornfield
   Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods

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

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



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History of the Unit:
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.



In 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.



The remainder of the War:
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 Evertís 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 8 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, Raswell Died   11/13     We have some details for this person
CPvtSpringer, Charles KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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
F&SColLord, Newton B        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

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