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Federal Regiment

34th New York Infantry

"Herkimer Regiment"
Organized: Albany, NY; mustered in 6/15/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out on 6/30/1863
Commanding Officer:
  Col. James A. Suiter
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: 311
  Killed in Action (KIA): 32
  Wounded (WIA): 109
  Missing in Action (MIA): 9
  Losses, % of Initial Strength: 48.2%

Arms:
   Enfield Rifle

Map Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
   Tablet #35: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 15 Sep, 8 PM
   Tablet #115: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
   Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
   Tablet #116: Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
   Tablet #36: Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
   Tablet #37: Gorman's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM

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



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History of the Unit:
Largely recruited from Herkimer County, for two-years service, the Regiment arrived for it's first duty at Washington DC on 5 July 1861. They were issued new Enfield rifles on 21 July. Colonel Ladu was home on a recruiting expedition, or sick for most of the period until he resigned in March 1862. During that time the regiment was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Suiter. Suiter was promoted to Colonel on Ladu's resignation.

They saw action on the Peninsula in the Spring of 1862 at Yorktown, Fair Oaks, Glendale and Malvern Hill. They then returned to the defences of Washington DC until called out on the Maryland Campaign on 5 September.

In the Antietam Campaign:
"They forded Antietam creek on the 17th, and although the men were worn out with continuous marching for the greater part of twelve days, they were marched on double-quick into the memorable battle of Antietam. The 2nd corps fought under Sedgwick but Colonel Suiter's regiment was detached fom the brigade and moved directly to the front, together with a new regiment of nine months men. This support was almost fatal to the 34th, for when in the thickest of the fight, the new lines broke and ran, leaving Suiter's command to take care of themselves. The rebels were about taking advantage of the situation by surrounding them when Sedgwick came to the rescue, and gave the order to fall back. As Sedgwick gave the order he was shot in the neck and wrist and badly wounded. This regiment barely escaped destruction. It then moved a mile and a half to the right, where it had another sharp engagement. In these actions it lost 32 killed, 109 wounded and 9 missing."
(from Herkimer County)

The remainder of the War:
The Regiment was in combat at Fredericksburg in December 1862, and then went into winter quarters at Falmouth, VA. The saw no further significant action until the expiration of their service.

References, Sources, and other Notes:
Source: History of Herkimer County, New York, New York: F.W. Beers & Co., 1879 - extracted online by the Herkimer/Montgomery NY GenWeb team.

We have 130 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ASgtAndrews, Joseph WIA   09/17
APvtBuck, Martin KIA   09/17
APvtCameron, Donald WIA   09/17
ACorpCarey, David KIA   09/17
APvtDonohue, James KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtDugan, James WIA   09/17
APvtGillman, Henry KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtGorman, Martin WIA   09/17
APvtHanna, Alexander WIA   09/17
APvtHartley, Robert H.KIA   09/17
APvtHayden, Frank WIA   09/17
APvtHeenan, Timothy WIA   09/17
APvtLorman, Henry WIA   09/17
APvtMurphy, John KIA   09/17
APvtTraver, William WIA   09/17
BPvtBallard, William HenryWIA   09/17
BPvtBrennan, John WIA   09/17
BCorpCampion, John WIA   09/17
BPvtCool, Stephen KIA   09/17
BPvtDavison, Edward WIA   09/17
BPvtFort, Jesse R.WIA   09/17
BPvtGreen, Jacob WIA   09/17
BPvtHarthouse, Augustus WIA   09/17
BPvtLa Deu, William KIA   09/17
BCorpMedcalf, Theodore WIA   09/17
BCorpO'Keefe, Arthur MIA   09/17
BPvtRegan, Owen WIA   09/17
BPvtRyan, Michael ButlerWIA   09/17
BPvtWalby, Ralph KIA   09/17
BPvtWells, Hamilton WIA   09/17
CPvtAdle, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtArmour, David KIA   09/17
CSgtAshley, Jacob KIA   09/17
CSgtBarton, Charles B.WIA   09/17
CPvtBoh, Martin WIA   09/17
CLtClark, Irving Delos        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CPvtComstock, Orin WIA   09/17
CPvtGough, Eli WIA   09/17
CPvtHayden, Oscar E.WIA   09/17
CPvtHeidel, Christopher WIA   09/17
CPvtLittle, Marshall WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtMcLean, William    
CPvtMills, Henry WIA   09/17
CPvtMorse, Amos WIA   09/17
CCorpRathbone, Charles A.WIA   09/17
CPvtSalisbury, William KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CCorpSherwood, Joshua WIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CLtWallace, William R.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
CPvtWilloughby, Charles A.WIA   09/17
DPvtBailey, Henry KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtBlanchard, Zelotus WIA   09/17
DPvtBramley, Henry KIA   09/17
DLtBrundage, Monroe WIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
DPvtCarter, Webster WIA   09/17
DPvtCarto, Jerome WIA   09/17
DPvtConnan, Patrick KIA   09/17
DPvtGadban, Lewis KIA   09/17
DPvtGreen, John WIA   09/17
DPvtHayes, Dennis KIA   09/17
DPvtHubbell, Henry KIA   09/17
DPvtJolly, Peter MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
DPvtLewis, Isaac H.POW   09/17
DPvtMycue, John KIA   09/17
DPvtNorthridge, George WIA   09/17
DPvtSashagra, Anthony KIA   09/17
DPvtScott, George WIA   09/17
EPvtAunuck, James M.WIA   09/17
ESgtBogardus, Henry WIA   09/17
EPvtChamberlain, Orlando R.WIA   09/17
EPvtColgrove, William R.WIA   09/17
EPvtCoon, James MWIA   09/17
EPvtHawley, George A.KIA   09/17
EPvtKimball, Samuel J.POW   09/17
EPvtOrcutt, Alvey KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ELtSanford, Henry W.   
EPvtTaff, Labien WIA   09/17
EPvtWhite, Daniel KIA   09/17
ECorpYoung, Edward WIA   09/17
FSgtCrist, James B.WIA   09/17
FCorpCrouch, David KIA   09/17
FPvtDickson, John KIA   09/17
FSgtFrazier, Peter N.WIA   09/17
FPvtLewis, William H.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtMorgan, John WIA   09/17
FPvtRoosevelt, Cornelius WIA   09/17
FPvtSlawson, John H.WIA   09/17
FCorpStraight, Martin WIA   09/17
GPvtAllen, William KIA   09/17
GPvtBeardsley, John KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtBenchley, Willet H.WIA   09/17
GPvtCarey, John WIA   09/17
GPvtEasterbrook, Albert G.KIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
GPvtEldridge, William E.KIA   09/17
GCorpHaskins, George Leroy   
GSgtHelmer, Aaron KIA   09/17
GPvtLamoutain, John WIA   09/17
GSgtMead, Garland W.KIA   09/17
GPvtMoore, John WIA   09/17
GPvtPowers, Seth D.WIA   09/17
GSgtRounds, Arminius S.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtRubbins, William KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtBeers, George W.WIA   09/17
HPvtBigelow, Orville WIA   09/17
HPvtFenn, George H.WIA   09/17
HPvtGreen, Charles J.WIA   09/17
HPvtHicks, Lawrence KIA   09/17
HLtHill, Clarence E.KIA   09/17
HPvtHovenden, Adam WIA   09/17
HLtKirk, John POW   09/17
HPvtRhoades, Chester S.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HPvtSawyer, Loran WIA   09/17
HSgtWaldron, George W.WIA   09/17
IPvtDelaney, Franklin B.WIA   09/17
IPvtFreudenthal, Henry WIA   09/17
IPvtGreek, Ezra MWIA   09/17
IPvtHarris, William H.WIA   09/17
ICorpHorey, Charles W.WIA   09/17
IPvtHutton, Henry T.WIA   09/17
ISgtLyon, Henry C.MWIA   09/17
IPvtMcDonald, Michael WIA   09/17
KPvtAmbrecht, Caesar WIA   09/17
KPvtBullock, Milford N.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtChapin, Louis N.   
KPvtLewis, William KIA   09/17
KPvtMcLaughlin, John WIA   09/17
KCaptNorthrup, Emerson S.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
KSgtTraver, Henry WIA   09/17
F&SMajBeverly, John         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SColSuiter, James Anthony        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
UnkPvtSmith, J. Died   00/00

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