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49th New York Infantry

"2nd Buffalo Regiment"
Organized: Buffalo, NY; mustered in 9/18/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: 9/17/1864

 

Commanding Officers on the Antietam Campaign:
  LCol. William C. Alberger
  Maj. George W. Johnson

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Sixth (VI) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, VI Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps


Unit history

Left NY State for Washington, D.C., September 20, 1861. Attached to Stevens' 3rd Brigade, W. F. Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, to June, 1865.

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #75: Irwin's Brigade, Smith's Division - 17 Sep, 12 PM to 18 Sep, 12 PM
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 #72: Smith's Division, Sixth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 19 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #74: Irwin's Brigade, Smith's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 19 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #74, cont: Irwin's Brigade, Smith's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 19 Sep, 9 AM

References & Notes

Basic data from Dyer.1

We have 20 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
BPvtGula, Andrew KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BPvtLeveck, Casper Died   01/16     We have some details for this person
BPvtWagner, John MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtRussell, Nathaniel J.Died   11/19     We have some details for this person
DSgtMcVeane, John P.        We have some details for this person
DLtTaylor, Peter A.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
EPvtWood, George Died   11/11     We have some details for this person
FPvtBarnes, William H.Died   11/10     We have some details for this person
FPvtGiggley, Rudolph Died   11/15     We have some details for this person
GPvtCampbell, John W.Died   11/15     We have some details for this person
GPvtDutton, Jonathan R.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtHaynes, Sylvester L.Died   11/30     We have some details for this person
GPvtMiles, Thomas J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
IPvtAmidon, John NelsonWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
IPvtApthorp, Thomas WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ICorpGraves, Edwin A.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtPrice, Chauncey Died   11/04     We have some details for this person
KPvtSturdevant, Charles Died   09/30     We have some details for this person
F&SLColAlberger, William ClendeninWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SMajJohnson, George Washington        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908, 49 NY Infantry  [AotW citation 187]