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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 at Antietam:
  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 17 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
BPvtLeverick, Casper Died   01/16     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
FPvtBarns, William H.Died   11/10     We have some details for this person
FPvtGriggley, Rudolph Died   11/15     We have some details for this person
GPvtCampbell, John W.Died   11/16     We have some details for this person
GPvtDalton, Jonathan AKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
GPvtHaynes, Sylvester L.Died   12/01     We have some details for this person
GPvtWiles, Thomas J.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
HLtTaylor, Peter A        We have some details for this person
IPvtApthorpe, Thomas WIA   09/17
IPvtArmidon, J. H.WIA   09/17
IPvtKlein, William Died   09/16     We have some details for this person
KPvtPrice, Chauncey Died   11/04     We have some details for this person
KPvtStudivent, 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]