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Federal Regiment

16th New York Infantry

"1st Northern New York"
Organized: Albany, NY; mustered in 5/15/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Albany, NY 5/22/1863

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  LCol. Joel J. Seaver

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Sixth (VI) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, VI Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, VI Corps


Unit history

The regiment left the state June 27th, 1861; served at Washington, D.C., from June 29th, 1861; in the 2d Brigade, 5ht Division, Army N.E. Va., from July, 1861; in Heintzelman's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, from August 4th, 1861; in Slocum's Brigade, Franklin's Division, 1st Corps, A.P., from Mar. 13th, 1862; in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, A.P., from May, 1862;
(from Phisterer)

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #102: Sixth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM
Tablet #71: Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 19 Sep, 9 AM

After the Antietam Campaign

In May, 1863, the three years' men of the regiment were assigned to the 121st N.Y. Vols.

References & Notes

Source: Phisterer, Frederick, compiler, New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865 Albany : Lyon Co., 1912.

Newton Martin Curtis' 1909 regimental history, From Bull Run to Chancellorsville: The Story of the Sixteenth New York, is online from Google Books.

We have 12 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
BPvtCollins, Enos C.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtHare, Daniel Died   10/12     We have some details for this person
DPvtLeach, William Died   11/23     We have some details for this person
DSgtLee, Andrew J.MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtVan Ornam, G. MyronKIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
EPvtWright, Rufus C.Died   11/07     We have some details for this person
FPvtAllen, James         We have some details for this person
FCaptGilmore, John Curtis        We have some details for this person
KPvtNoakes, Martin Died   10/24     We have some details for this person
KPvtRodden, William MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
F&SLColSeaver, Joel J        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
UnkPvtLapine, Matthew Died   00/00

 

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